On This Day

Historical Events in August 1541

  • Aug 18 A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)

Historic Event

Aug 21 Ottoman Turks under Suleiman the Magnificent capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom and go on to dominate central Hungary for 150 years

Voyage of Discovery

Aug 23 French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada