Historical Events In August - 18
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
0353 Decentius, Roman usurper on August - 18.
0410 On August - 18 king Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome
0472 Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker on this day in history.
0849 Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on this day in history.
1201 On August - 18 the city of Riga is founded.
1227 Genghis Khan Dies on August - 18.
1227 On this day in history genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies
1236 On August - 18 theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies
1258 On August - 18 theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea
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 On August - 18 clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)
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 On August - 18 a Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)
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 On August - 18 king Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois
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 August - 18.
1587 On August - 18 saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend.
1587 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare) on this day in history.
1591 On this day in history governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England & found everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590]
1605 Spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen on this day in history.
1613 Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer on this day in history.
1634 Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France on this day in history.
1636 The Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed on this day in history.
1652 Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40 on this day in history.
1674 Jean Racine's "Iphigénie," premieres in Versailles on August - 18.
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 Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark on August - 18.
1712 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier on August - 18.