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Historical Events In August - 04

Saturday, 06 March 2021

1708  Vincenzo De Grandis, composer, dies at 77 on August - 04.  

1712  Johann Jacob de Neufville, composer, dies at 27 on August - 04.  

1730  On August - 04 crown prince Frederik of Prussia escapes to England  

1731  Giuseppe Colla, composer on this day in history.  

1735  Jury acquits John Zenger (NY Weekly Journal) charged with seditious libel by royal governor of NY (victory for Freedom of press) on this day in history.  

1741  Andrew Hamilton, American lawyer on this day in history.  

1748  On this day in history maximilian Stadler, composer  

1753  On this day in history george Washington becomes a Master Mason  

1755  On August - 04 nicolas-Jacque Conte, inventor (modern pencil)  

1760  Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia on this day in history.  

1776  Wenzel Sedlak, composer on this day in history.  

1777  Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes first circus on August - 04.  

1777  On this day in history retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes 1st circus  

1789  French National Meeting ending feudal system on this day in history.  

1790  US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service on this day in history.  

1791  Austria & Turkey sign Peace of Sistova on August - 04.  

1792  On August - 04 the birth of Percy Shelley, English poet  

1792  On August - 04 percy Bysshe Shelley, England, romantic poet (Adonais)  

1799  Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer on August - 04.  

1816  Israel Vogdes, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1889 on August - 04.  

1818  Lovell Harrison Rosseau, Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.  

1821  1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969) on August - 04.  

1821  William Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declar of Independence), dies at 86 on August - 04.  

1823  On August - 04 oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, (Gov-Ind), died in 1877  

1824  Battle of Kos is fought between Turks and Greeks on August - 04.  

1825  On this day in history arthur Haygarth, cricketer (Middlesex & Surrey bat, famous biographer)  

1830  Plans for the city of Chicago laid out on this day in history.  

1830  On August - 04 plans for city of Chicago laid out  

1839  On August - 04 walter Pater, London England, writer (Plato & Platoism)  

1843  Flor van Duyse, composer on this day in history.  

1846  Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer on August - 04.  

1850  On this day in history frantisek Tucek, composer, dies at 68  

1854  The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships on August - 04.  

1855  On this day in history john Bartlett publishes "Familiar Quotations"  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1222  On August - 04 birth of richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262)  

1290  On August - 04 birth of duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326)  

1502  Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer was born on this day in history.  

1521  On this day in history birth of pope Urban VII (d. 1590)  

1604  François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676) was born on August - 04.  

1664  On this day in history birth of louis Lully, composer  

1687  Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS] was born on August - 04.  

1701  On this day in history birth of thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1060  Henry I, King of France (1027..60), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1113  On this day in history death of gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030)  

1204  Death of Boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered on August - 04.  

1265  On this day in history simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle  

1306  Death of Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289) on this day in history.  

1338  Death of Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (b. 1300) on this day in history.  

1430  On August - 04 philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26  

1476  Death of Jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded on August - 04.  

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