Historical Events In October - 18
Tuesday, 21 March 2023
0707 On this day in history john VII ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0707 On this day in history john VII, Greek Pope (705-07), dies
1009 On this day in history the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks the Church's foundations down to bedrock.
1016 On this day in history danes defeat Saxons at Battle of Assandun (Ashingdon)
1035 Sancho III of Navarre on October - 18.
1081 Battle at Durazzo/Durres: Normans under Robert Guiscard beat Byzantine on this day in history.
1141 Margrave Leopold IV of Austria on October - 18.
1210 On October - 18 pope Innocent III excommunicates German emperor Otto IV
1216 John, king of England (1199-1216, Magna Charta), dies on October - 18.
1239 On this day in history stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72)
1267 On this day in history battle at Marienholz: Henry III, Otto II van Gelre beat Keuls archbishop Engelbert III
1340 Henry Henricus of Friemar, Augustine philosopher, dies on October - 18.
1356 On this day in history basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroyed the town of Basel, Switzerland.
1386 On this day in history opening of the University of Heidelberg
1405 Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian pope (1458-64) (Cynthia) on October - 18.
1417 On October - 18 gregorius XII, [Angelo Correr], Pope (1406-15), dies
1459 Jan of Heinsberg, bishop of Luik (1419-56), dies on October - 18.
1503 On this day in history pius III, [Francesco Todeschini], Pope (9/22-10/18/1503), dies
1534 New pursuit of French protestants on October - 18.
1545 John Taverner, English composer (Western Wynde), dies at about 55 on this day in history.
1547 Justus Lipsius, [Joost Lips], Dutch classic philologist/historian on October - 18.
1558 Maria, queen of Hungary/guardian of Neth (1531-55), dies at 53 on this day in history.
1561 Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima -- Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts on October - 18.
1564 John Hawkins begins 2nd trip to America on this day in history.
1572 Spanish troops attack Maastricht on October - 18.
1589 Adolf van Nieuwenaar & Meurs, viceroy of Utrecht, dies in battle on this day in history.
1611 On October - 18 valentin Strobel, composer
1622 On this day in history french King Louis XIII & Huguenots sign treaty of Montpellier
1634 Pierre De La Barre, composer, dies at 42 on October - 18.
1638 On October - 18 lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet
1648 First US labor organization forms (Boston Shoemakers) on this day in history.
1648 On this day in history 1st US labor organization forms (Boston Shoemakers)
1663 On October - 18 frans Eugenius, duke/prince of Savoye/land guardian of Austria-Neth
1667 On this day in history brooklyn is chartered under the name Brueckelen by the governor of New Netherlands Mathias Nicolls