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Historical Events In August - 01

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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  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 on August - 01.  

1812  On August - 01 a rare tornado hits Westchester County, NY  

1812  Rare tornado hits Westchester County NY on this day in history.  

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

1814  On August - 01 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 August - 01.  

1818  Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer on Nantucket Island on this day in history.  

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

1819  Herman Melville, US, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd) on August - 01.  

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  On this day in history edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer  

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

1831  London Bridge opens on August - 01.  

1831  London Bridge opens to traffic on this day in history.  

1832  1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sac & Fox indians, end Black Hawk War on this day in history.  

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 this day in history the Black Hawk War ends.  

1834  On this day in history slavery abolished in British empire  

1834  On this day in history slavery abolished through out the British Empire  

1834  On August - 01 robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies  

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 August - 01.  

1840  On this day in history labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.  

1840  On August - 01 aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer  

1842  On August - 01 rotherhithe Thames Tunnel opens  

1843  Robert Todd Lincoln, Capt (Union volunteers), died in 1926 on August - 01.  

1846  Peter Ritter, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1847  Guido Papini, violinist/composer on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1313  On this day in history birth of emperor Kogon of Japan (d. 1364)  

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 August - 01 birth of jan Scorel, Dutch painter/architect  

1520  Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72) was born on August - 01.  

1545  On August - 01 birth of andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and religious reformer (d. 1622)  

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

1579  On August - 01 birth of luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (d. 1644)  

Famous Deaths In August - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0527  Justinus I, Byzantine emperor (518-27), dies on this day in history.  

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

1190  Floris III, Count of Holland, dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1457  On August - 01 laurentius Valla, Italian philosopher (Voluptate), dies at about 50  

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

1541  On this day in history death of simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493)  

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