Historical Events In August - 01
Monday, 28 September 2020
1685 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer on August - 01.
1686 On August - 01 benedetto Marcello, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare)
1690 On this day in history battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus van Savoye
1711 On August - 01 surrounded Czar Peter the Great flees Azov
1714 Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes king George I of England on this day in history.
1714 Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter on August - 01.
1714 On this day in history anne Stuart, queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49
1716 1st sculling race (London Bridge to Chelsea) on this day in history.
1732 On August - 01 foundation laid for Bank of England
1743 Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46 on August - 01.
1744 On August - 01 jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, French zoologist
1753 On this day in history charles, 3rd earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist
1755 On August - 01 giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer
1759 On this day in history battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
1766 Ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer on August - 01.
1770 On this day in history william Clark, Charlottsville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
1774 Joseph Priestley isolates oxygen for the first time on this day in history.
1774 Priestly discovers oxygen on August - 01.
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 August - 01 sweden declares neutrality
1781 English army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia on this day in history.
1785 On this day in history caroline Herschel becomes first woman discoverer of a comet
1785 On this day in history caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
1786 On August - 01 louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister
1787 Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/saint, dies at 90 on this day in history.
1789 US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act on August - 01.
1790 On August - 01 first US census (population of 3,939,214)
1790 1st US census (population of 3,939,214; 697,624 are slaves) on August - 01.
1793 The metric unit of mass, the kilogram, is introduced in France on August - 01.
1793 On August - 01 france becomes 1st country to use the metric system
1794 On this day in history whiskey Rebellion begins
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 August - 01.