Historical Events In August - 18
Sunday, 19 January 2020
0353 On August - 18 decentius, Roman usurper
0410 On this day in history king Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome
0472 Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker on this day in history.
0849 On August - 18 walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian
1201 On this day in history the city of Riga is founded.
1227 On August - 18 genghis Khan Dies
1227 On August - 18 genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies
1236 Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on this day in history.
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 On August - 18 pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem"
1318 On this day in history clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)
1450 On August - 18 marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet
1503 Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies on August - 18.
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 August - 18.
1564 Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente on August - 18.
1572 King Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois on this day in history.
1579 On August - 18 charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange
1587 First English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare) on this day in history.
1587 On this day in history saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend.
1587 On August - 18 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)
1591 Governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England & found everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590] on this day in history.
1605 On August - 18 spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen
1613 On this day in history giovanni Artusi, Italian composer
1634 Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France on August - 18.
1636 On August - 18 the Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed.
1652 On this day in history benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40
1674 Jean Racine's "IphigĂ©nie," premieres in Versailles on this day in history.
1685 On this day in history brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem
1686 On August - 18 cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus
1698 Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam on August - 18.
1700 On August - 18 swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark
1712 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier on August - 18.