Historical Events In August - 18
Friday, 19 August 2022
0353 On August - 18 decentius, Roman usurper
0410 King Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome on August - 18.
0472 Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker on this day in history.
0849 On this day in history walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian
1201 On this day in history the city of Riga is founded.
1227 Genghis Khan Dies on August - 18.
1227 Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on this day in history.
1236 Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on August - 18.
1258 Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea on August - 18.
1276 Adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies on August - 18.
1289 On August - 18 pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem"
1318 Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) on this day in history.
1450 On August - 18 marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet
1503 Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies on this day in history.
1541 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history.
1587 On this day in history 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)
1591 On August - 18 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 Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1674 On August - 18 jean Racine's "Iphigénie," premieres in Versailles
1685 On August - 18 brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem
1686 On this day in history cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus
1698 On August - 18 russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam
1700 On August - 18 swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark
1712 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier on August - 18.