Historical Events In December - 18
Friday, 23 August 2019
0468 Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita on this day in history.
0821 On December - 18 theodulf, Bishop of Orléans
1118 Aragon's Alfonso the Battler takes Saragossa December 18 from the Almoravid king Ali ibn-Yusuf, whose father defeated Castile's Alfonso VI in 1086 on this day in history.
1118 Alfonso van Aragon occupies Saragossa on Almoraviden on this day in history.
1133 On December - 18 hildebert, French writer
1271 On this day in history kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China.
1352 Etienne Aubert elected as Pope Innocentius VI on December - 18.
1406 On this day in history anton van Bourgondies becomes duke of Brabant
1505 On December - 18 john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed
1562 Philipp Dulichius, composer on December - 18.
1565 On this day in history benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62
1569 On this day in history jakob Hassler, composer
1577 Anna, duchess of Saxon/wife of prince Willem of Orange, dies at 32 on December - 18.
1597 On this day in history barbara Blomberg, German mistress of emperor Karel, dies at 67
1603 On this day in history admiral Steven van der Haghens fleet departs to East-Indies
1610 On this day in history charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist
1621 English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation on December - 18.
1633 Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised on this day in history.
1633 Theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, buried at 62 on this day in history.
1635 On December - 18 antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian
1638 On December - 18 le Pere Joseph, French mystic, dies
1651 Francisco the Melo, Portuguese/Spanish earl of Assumar, dies at 54 on December - 18.
1661 The "S.S.Elizabeth" of Burntisland lost off the English coast with the Scottish records aboard, being returned from London to which they had been taken by Oliver Cromwell on this day in history.
1667 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer on December - 18.
1707 Charles Wesley, co-founder (Methodist movement) on December - 18.
1709 On December - 18 elizabeth, empress of Russia (to Peter the Great & Catherine I)
1710 On December - 18 peter Codde, apostile vicar (1688-1704), dies at 62
1719 On this day in history thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children"
1732 On this day in history johann Valentin Eckelt, composer, dies at 59
1734 Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer on this day in history.
1737 On this day in history antonio Stradivari, world-famous violin maker, dies in Cremona, Italy.
1737 Antonio Stradivari, renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy at 93 on December - 18.
1745 On December - 18 skirmish at Clifton where retreating Jacobite forces under Lord George Murray, defeated General Bland's Hanoverian troops. The last battle to be fought on English soil.
1751 On this day in history kilian I von Dientzenhofer, builder (Nepomukkerk, Prague), dies at 62