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 This day in History - August 18
376 Historic Events for August 18
410

King Alarik I's Visigoten occupies and plunders Rome

Event
472

Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker

Birth
1227

Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies

Death
1236

Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies

Death
1276

Adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies

Death
1289

Pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem"

Event
1450

Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet

Birth
1503

Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies

Death
1559

Paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83

Death
1564

Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente

Event
1572

King Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois

Event
1579

Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange

Birth
1587

Virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents

Birth
1587

1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)

Birth
1591

Governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England and found everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590]

Event
1605

Spanish army under of general Sp¡nola conquerors Lingen

Event
1652

Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40

Death
1674

Jean Racine's "Iphig‚nie," premieres in Versailles

Event
1685

Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem

Birth
1686

Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus

Event
1698

Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam

Event
1700

Swedish, English and Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark

Event
1735

Evening Post begins publishing (Boston Mass)

Event
1745

Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, composer

Birth
1750

Antonio Salieri, Italy, composer (Tatare)

Birth