Historical Events In August - 18
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
0353 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
0849 On August - 18 walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian
1201 The city of Riga is founded on August - 18.
1227 On this day in history genghis Khan Dies
1227 Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on August - 18.
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 On August - 18 adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies
1289 On this day in history pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem"
1318 On August - 18 clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)
1450 On August - 18 marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet
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 On August - 18 paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83
1564 On this day in history spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
1572 King Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois on this day in history.
1579 Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange on August - 18.
1587 First English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare) on this day in history.
1587 Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend on this day in history.
1587 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare) on August - 18.
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 August - 18.
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 this day in history.
1652 Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40 on this day in history.
1674 On August - 18 jean Racine's "Iphigénie," premieres in Versailles
1685 Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem on this day in history.
1686 Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus on this day in history.
1698 Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam on August - 18.
1700 Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark on this day in history.
1712 On August - 18 richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier