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Historical Events In August - 01

Monday, 28 September 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 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  A rare tornado hits Westchester County, NY on August - 01.  

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

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

1819  On this day in history the first parachute jump in US  

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

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

1821  On August - 01 elizabeth Inchbald (Simpson), actress/author (Lady Abbess), dies at 68  

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  London Bridge opens on August - 01.  

1831  London Bridge opens to traffic on August - 01.  

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  The Black Hawk War ends on August - 01.  

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

1834  On August - 01 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 this day in history.  

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

1838  Emancipation of British slaves on Bahamas on August - 01.  

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

1840  On August - 01 aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer  

1842  Rotherhithe Thames Tunnel opens on August - 01.  

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

1846  On August - 01 peter Ritter, composer, dies at 83  

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 August - 01 birth of emperor Kogon of Japan (d. 1364)  

1322  Peter van Herenthals, South Netherlands theologist/church historian was born on August - 01.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0527  On this day in history justinus I, Byzantine emperor (518-27), dies  

1137  Louis VI, King of France, dies (1108-37) on August - 01.  

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

1227  Death of Shimazu Tadahisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1179) on this day in history.  

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

1541  Death of Simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493) on August - 01.  

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