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 This day in History - August 14
428 Historic Events for August 14
554

Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines milt governor in Italy

Event
1167

Raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies

Death
1248

Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun

Event
1281

Kublai Khans invading fleet disappears in typhoon near Japan

Event
1385

Battle at Aljubarotta-Portugal defeats Castili‰

Event
1385

Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence

Event
1395

Utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim occupies Coevorden

Event
1433

Johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76

Death
1457

Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)

Event
1498

Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela

Event
1551

Turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli

Event
1552

Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher

Birth
1559

Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla

Event
1585

Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands

Event
1587

Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49

Death
1597

Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java

Event
1599

Florence Estienne M‚ric Casaubon, classical scholar

Birth
1624

Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru

Event
1626

Dani‰l Elsevier, book publisher/publisher

Birth
1636

Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens

Event
1642

Cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723)

Birth
1642

Able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia

Event
1652

Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60

Death
1675

Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer

Birth
1678

Battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange

Event