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Historical Events In August - 01

Sunday, 16 May 2021

1798  On this day in history battle of Abukir on the Nile-Nelson defeats French fleet  

1805  Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, composer, dies at 51 on August - 01.  

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  On this day in history a rare tornado hits Westchester County, NY  

1812  Rare tornado hits Westchester County NY on August - 01.  

1813  On this day in history carl Stenborg, composer, dies at 60  

1814  On this day in history belgium King Willem I accept blame in Southern defeat  

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

1815  Richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast on this day in history.  

1818  On August - 01 maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer on Nantucket Island  

1819  On August - 01 the first parachute jump in US  

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

1820  London's Regent's Canal opens on August - 01.  

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  Bolton and Leigh Railway opens to freight traffic on this day in history.  

1831  On August - 01 london Bridge opens  

1831  London Bridge opens to traffic on August - 01.  

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

1832  On August - 01 black Hawk defeated (IA)  

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

1832  On this day in history the Black Hawk War ends.  

1834  Slavery abolished in British empire on this day in history.  

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

1834  Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies on August - 01.  

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

1837  Walter Geikie, painter, dies on August - 01.  

1838  Emancipation of British slaves on Bahamas on this day in history.  

1840  On August - 01 labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.  

1840  Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer on this day in history.  

1842  On this day in history rotherhithe Thames Tunnel opens  

1843  On this day in history robert Todd Lincoln, Capt (Union volunteers), died in 1926  

1846  Peter Ritter, composer, dies at 83 on August - 01.  

1847  Guido Papini, violinist/composer on August - 01.  

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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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72)  

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 this day in history.  

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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  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  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 August - 01 death of cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1386)  

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

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