Historical Events In August - 18
Saturday, 15 December 2018
0353 On August - 18 decentius, Roman usurper
0410 On August - 18 king Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome
0472 Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker on August - 18.
0849 On August - 18 walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian
1201 On this day in history the city of Riga is founded.
1227 On this day in history genghis Khan Dies
1227 Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on this day in history.
1236 On this day in history theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies
1258 Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea on this day in history.
1276 Adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies on this day in history.
1289 Pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem" on August - 18.
1318 Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) on this day in history.
1450 Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet on August - 18.
1503 On August - 18 alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies
1541 A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541) on this day in history.
1559 Paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83 on this day in history.
1564 Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente on August - 18.
1572 King Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois on August - 18.
1579 On this day in history charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange
1587 First English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare) on August - 18.
1587 Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend on August - 18.
1587 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare) on this day in history.
1591 Governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England & found everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590] on August - 18.
1605 On this day in history spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen
1613 On August - 18 giovanni Artusi, Italian composer
1634 Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France on August - 18.
1636 The Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed on August - 18.
1652 Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40 on August - 18.
1674 On this day in history jean Racine's "Iphigénie," premieres in Versailles
1685 Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem on August - 18.
1686 Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus on August - 18.
1698 On this day in history russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam
1700 On this day in history swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark
1712 On this day in history richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier