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Historical Events In August - 01

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

1685  On this day in history pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer  

1686  On this day in history benedetto Marcello, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare)  

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 August - 01.  

1714  Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter on this day in history.  

1714  Anne Stuart, queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49 on August - 01.  

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

1732  Foundation laid for Bank of England on this day in history.  

1743  On this day in history richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46  

1744  On August - 01 jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, French zoologist  

1753  Charles, 3rd earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist on August - 01.  

1755  On this day in history giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer  

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  On August - 01 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 August - 01.  

1779  Francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner) on this day in history.  

1780  On August - 01 sweden declares neutrality  

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

1785  Caroline Herschel becomes first woman discoverer of a comet on August - 01.  

1785  On this day in history caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet  

1786  Louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister on this day in history.  

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

1789  On August - 01 uS Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act  

1790  On this day in history 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  On August - 01 the metric unit of mass, the kilogram, is introduced in France  

1793  On August - 01 france becomes 1st country to use the metric system  

1794  Whiskey Rebellion begins on this day in history.  

1798  British under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile on this day in history.  

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  Emperor Kogon of Japan (d. 1364) was born on August - 01.  

1322  On this day in history birth of peter van Herenthals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian  

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

1495  On this day in history birth of jan Scorel, Dutch painter/architect  

1520  Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72) was born on this day in history.  

1545  On this day in history birth of andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and religious reformer (d. 1622)  

1555  Edward Kelley, English spirit medium (d. 1597) was born on August - 01.  

1579  Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (d. 1644) was born on August - 01.  

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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  Louis VI, King of France, dies (1108-37) on August - 01.  

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  On August - 01 death of edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (b. 1341)  

1457  Laurentius Valla, Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50 on August - 01.  

1464  On this day in history death of cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1386)  

1541  On August - 01 death of simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493)  

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