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Historical Events In August - 01

Friday, 03 July 2020

1798  Battle of Abukir on the Nile-Nelson defeats French fleet on August - 01.  

1805  On August - 01 friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, composer, dies at 51  

1808  On this day in history 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  

1812  A rare tornado hits Westchester County, NY on August - 01.  

1812  On August - 01 rare tornado hits Westchester County NY  

1813  On August - 01 carl Stenborg, composer, dies at 60  

1814  Belgium King Willem I accept blame in Southern defeat on August - 01.  

1814  Maxcy Gregg, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862 on this day in history.  

1815  On this day in history richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast  

1818  On this day in history maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer on Nantucket Island  

1819  The first parachute jump in US on August - 01.  

1819  Herman Melville, US, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd) on this day in history.  

1820  London's Regent's Canal opens on this day in history.  

1821  Elizabeth Inchbald (Simpson), actress/author (Lady Abbess), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1824  Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer on this day in history.  

1828  On August - 01 bolton and Leigh Railway opens to freight traffic.  

1831  On this day in history london Bridge opens  

1831  London Bridge opens to traffic on August - 01.  

1832  On August - 01 1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sac & Fox indians, end Black Hawk War  

1832  Black Hawk defeated (IA) on this day in history.  

1832  On this day in history whites decimate Indians in Battle of Bad Axe River, Wisc  

1832  On August - 01 the Black Hawk War ends.  

1834  On August - 01 slavery abolished in British empire  

1834  Slavery abolished through out the British Empire on August - 01.  

1834  Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies on this day in history.  

1836  HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil on August - 01.  

1837  On August - 01 walter Geikie, painter, dies  

1838  On August - 01 emancipation of British slaves on Bahamas  

1840  Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated on August - 01.  

1840  On this day in history aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer  

1842  Rotherhithe Thames Tunnel opens on August - 01.  

1843  On August - 01 robert Todd Lincoln, Capt (Union volunteers), died in 1926  

1846  On this day in history peter Ritter, composer, dies at 83  

1847  On August - 01 guido Papini, violinist/composer  

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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 August - 01 birth of peter van Herenthals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian  

1377  Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (d. 1433) was born on August - 01.  

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 August - 01.  

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  On August - 01 justinus I, Byzantine emperor (518-27), dies  

1137  Louis VI, King of France, dies (1108-37) on this day in history.  

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

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  Laurentius Valla, Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50 on this day in history.  

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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