Historical Events In August - 18
Sunday, 17 January 2021
0353 Decentius, Roman usurper on August - 18.
0410 On this day in history king Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome
0472 Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker on August - 18.
0849 Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on August - 18.
1201 The city of Riga is founded on this day in history.
1227 On August - 18 genghis Khan Dies
1227 Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on this day in history.
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 Adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies on August - 18.
1289 Pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem" on August - 18.
1318 On this day in history clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)
1450 Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet on this day in history.
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 Paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83 on this day in history.
1564 On this day in history spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
1572 On this day in history king Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois
1579 Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange on August - 18.
1587 On this day in history first English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare)
1587 Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend on August - 18.
1587 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare) on this day in history.
1591 On August - 18 governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England & found everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590]
1605 On August - 18 spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen
1613 On this day in history giovanni Artusi, Italian composer
1634 Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France on August - 18.
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 August - 18.
1674 On this day in history 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 On this day in history swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark
1712 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier on this day in history.