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Historical Events In 1808

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Jun 15   Jozef Napoleon becomes king of Spain in the year 1808.  

Jun 16   Georg Wenzel Ritter, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jun 22   Zebulon Pike reaches his peak on this day in history.  

Jun 24   Anna Caroline Oury, composer in the year 1808.  

Jun 27   On this day in history everhardus J Potgieter, Dutch writer/publisher (The Guide)  

Jun 28   Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess/politican on this day in history.  

Jul 02   Simon Fraser completes his trip down Fraser R, BC, lands at Musqueam on this day in history.  

Jul 02   Simon Fraser completes his trip down the Fraser River , BC, and lands at Musqueam on this day in history.  

Jul 05   In the year 1808 battle of Buenos Aires  

Jul 15   On this day in history french marshal Joachim Murat becomes king of Naples  

Jul 15   Henry Cole, promotor (Great Exhibition of 1851) in the year 1808.  

Jul 20   In the year 1808 francois-Hippolyte Barthelemon, composer, dies at 66  

Jul 20   On this day in history napoleon decrees all French Jews adopt family names  

Jul 23   Spanish forces at Bailen force a French army of 18,000 under Gen Pierre Antoine Dupont, 43, to surrender July 23 on this day in history.  

Jul 28   Charles Lucas, composer on this day in history.  

Jul 28   Mahmud II succeeds Mustafa IV as sultan of Turkey on this day in history.  

Jul 29   Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808), dies on this day in history.  

Jul 31   In the year 1808 frederick Nichols Crouch, composer  

Aug 01   British forces invade Portugal under Sir Arthur Wellesley, they defeat Gen Dupont August 21, but Wellesley's superiors prevent him from following up his victory in the year 1808.  

Aug 09   William Thomas Ward, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.  

Aug 10   Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer in the year 1808.  

Aug 13   Henri Hardouin, composer, dies at 81 in the year 1808.  

Aug 15   In the year 1808 a British mission to Japan arrives but the Tokugawa shogun Ienari rejects the emissaries  

Aug 17   Napoleon asks King Louis for Holland brigade towards Spain in the year 1808.  

Aug 21   Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War in the year 1808.  

Aug 24   In the year 1808 benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brig General (Confederate Army)  

Aug 29   Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch, German politician/reformer in the year 1808.  

Aug 30   In the year 1808 joseph Anton Bauer, composer, dies at 83  

Sep 13   Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero on this day in history.  

Sep 15   Louis Clapisson, composer on this day in history.  

Sep 25   On this day in history richard Porson, scholar, dies  

Sep 26   On this day in history pavel Vranicky, composer, dies at 51  

Sep 27   Gaetano B Vestris, ballerina, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Sep 30   On this day in history covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire  

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Famous Birthdays In 1808

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)  

Jan 07   Jacob Ammen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1894 was born in the year 1808.  

Jan 11   In the year 1808 birth of antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist  

Jan 12   In the year 1808 birth of paul "the Great" Taglioni, Vienna, ballet choreographer  

Jan 13   In the year 1808 birth of salmon P Chase, (Sen-R) cabinet member, 6th chief justice (1864-73)  

Jan 19   Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887) was born in the year 1808.  

Jan 27   In the year 1808 birth of david F Strauss, Germany, theologist (Jesus' Life)  

Feb 04   Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1808

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 08   In the year 1808 messenger, horse that sired many great trotters, dies  

Feb 14   John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (b. 1732) died in the year 1808.  

Mar 09   Joseph Bonomi the Elder, architect (b. 1739) died on this day in history.  

Mar 13   King Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1749) died on this day in history.  

Apr 25   On this day in history alois Luigi Tomasini, composer, dies at 66  

May 05   In the year 1808 death of pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist (b. 1757)  

May 18   On this day in history jacob Albright, [Albrecht], German/US preacher, dies at 49  

May 28   In the year 1808 death of richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (b. 1720)  

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