Historical Events In August - 18
Monday, 30 January 2023
0353 Decentius, Roman usurper on August - 18.
0410 King Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome on August - 18.
0472 On this day in history flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker
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 On August - 18 genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies
1236 Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on August - 18.
1258 On August - 18 theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea
1276 On August - 18 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 On this day in history marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet
1503 Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies on this day in history.
1541 A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541) on August - 18.
1559 On August - 18 paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83
1564 On August - 18 spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
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 On this day in history first English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare)
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 August - 18.
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 The Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed on this day in history.
1652 On August - 18 benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40
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 On this day in history cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus
1698 Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam on this day in history.
1700 Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark on August - 18.
1712 On this day in history richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier