Historical Events In August - 18
Monday, 15 October 2018
0353 On this day in history decentius, Roman usurper
0410 On August - 18 king Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome
0472 On August - 18 flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker
0849 On this day in history walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian
1201 The city of Riga is founded on this day in history.
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 August - 18.
1276 On this day in history adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies
1289 On August - 18 pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem"
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 On August - 18 paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83
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 Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange on this day in history.
1587 First English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare) on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1613 Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer on August - 18.
1634 Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France on this day in history.
1636 On August - 18 the Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed.
1652 Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40 on this day in history.
1674 Jean Racine's "Iphigénie," premieres in Versailles on this day in history.
1685 On this day in history brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem
1686 Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus on August - 18.
1698 Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam on this day in history.
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