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Historical Events In August - 01

Friday, 03 July 2020

1685  Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer on this day in history.  

1686  Benedetto Marcello, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare) on this day in history.  

1690  On August - 01 battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus van Savoye  

1711  Surrounded Czar Peter the Great flees Azov on this day in history.  

1714  Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes king George I of England on this day in history.  

1714  On August - 01 richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter  

1714  On August - 01 anne Stuart, queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49  

1716  1st sculling race (London Bridge to Chelsea) on August - 01.  

1732  On this day in history foundation laid for Bank of England  

1743  Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46 on August - 01.  

1744  Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, French zoologist on August - 01.  

1753  On this day in history charles, 3rd earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist  

1755  Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer on August - 01.  

1759  Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France on August - 01.  

1766  On this day in history ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer  

1770  William Clark, Charlottsville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition on this day in history.  

1774  Joseph Priestley isolates oxygen for the first time on this day in history.  

1774  On this day in history priestly discovers oxygen  

1776  Formal signing of the Declaration of Independence on this day in history.  

1779  On August - 01 francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner)  

1780  On this day in history sweden declares neutrality  

1781  English army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia on August - 01.  

1785  On August - 01 caroline Herschel becomes first woman discoverer of a comet  

1785  Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet on this day in history.  

1786  Louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister on August - 01.  

1787  On August - 01 alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/saint, dies at 90  

1789  US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act on this day in history.  

1790  First US census (population of 3,939,214) on this day in history.  

1790  On this day in history 1st US census (population of 3,939,214; 697,624 are slaves)  

1793  On this day in history the metric unit of mass, the kilogram, is introduced in France  

1793  France becomes 1st country to use the metric system on this day in history.  

1794  Whiskey Rebellion begins on August - 01.  

1798  On this day in history british under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile  

1798  The English navy, under Nelson, defeats the French at the Battle of the Nile on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1313  On August - 01 birth of emperor Kogon of Japan (d. 1364)  

1322  Peter van Herenthals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian was born on this day in history.  

1377  On August - 01 birth of emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (d. 1433)  

1495  Jan Scorel, Dutch painter/architect was born on this day in history.  

1520  Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72) was born on August - 01.  

1545  Andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and religious reformer (d. 1622) was born on this day in history.  

1555  On this day in history birth of edward Kelley, English spirit medium (d. 1597)  

1579  On this day in history birth of luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (d. 1644)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0527  Justinus I, Byzantine emperor (518-27), dies on August - 01.  

1137  On this day in history louis VI, King of France, dies (1108-37)  

1190  On this day in history floris III, Count of Holland, dies  

1227  On this day in history death of shimazu Tadahisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1179)  

1402  Death of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (b. 1341) on this day in history.  

1457  On this day in history laurentius Valla, Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50  

1464  Death of Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1386) on August - 01.  

1541  Death of Simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493) on this day in history.  

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