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Historical Events In August - 01

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

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 August - 01 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 this day in history.  

1813  Carl Stenborg, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1814  Belgium King Willem I accept blame in Southern defeat on this day in history.  

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  Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer on Nantucket Island on August - 01.  

1819  The first parachute jump in US on this day in history.  

1819  On August - 01 herman Melville, US, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd)  

1820  On August - 01 london's Regent's Canal opens.  

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

1824  On August - 01 edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer  

1828  Bolton and Leigh Railway opens to freight traffic on this day in history.  

1831  London Bridge opens on August - 01.  

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

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

1832  On August - 01 black Hawk defeated (IA)  

1832  Whites decimate Indians in Battle of Bad Axe River, Wisc on August - 01.  

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

1834  Slavery abolished in British empire on August - 01.  

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  On this day in history hMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil  

1837  Walter Geikie, painter, dies on this day in history.  

1838  On this day in history emancipation of British slaves on Bahamas  

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

1840  On this day in history aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer  

1842  On this day in history rotherhithe Thames Tunnel opens  

1843  Robert Todd Lincoln, Capt (Union volunteers), died in 1926 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1322  On August - 01 birth of peter van Herenthals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian  

1377  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (d. 1433)  

1495  On August - 01 birth of jan Scorel, Dutch painter/architect  

1520  On August - 01 birth of sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548-72)  

1545  Andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and religious reformer (d. 1622) was born on August - 01.  

1555  Edward Kelley, English spirit medium (d. 1597) was born on this day in history.  

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

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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 this day in history.  

1137  On this day in history louis VI, King of France, dies (1108-37)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1464  On August - 01 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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