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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.  

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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  Andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and religious reformer (d. 1622) was born on August - 01.  

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

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

1190  Floris III, Count of Holland, dies on August - 01.  

1227  On August - 01 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 August - 01.  

1457  On August - 01 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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