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Historical Events In August - 04

Saturday, 02 July 2022

1708  On this day in history vincenzo De Grandis, composer, dies at 77  

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

1730  Crown prince Frederik of Prussia escapes to England on this day in history.  

1731  On this day in history giuseppe Colla, composer  

1735  Jury acquits John Zenger (NY Weekly Journal) charged with seditious libel by royal governor of NY (victory for Freedom of press) on August - 04.  

1741  On August - 04 andrew Hamilton, American lawyer  

1748  On August - 04 maximilian Stadler, composer  

1753  George Washington becomes a Master Mason on August - 04.  

1755  Nicolas-Jacque Conte, inventor (modern pencil) on this day in history.  

1760  On this day in history battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia  

1776  On this day in history wenzel Sedlak, composer  

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

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

1789  On this day in history french National Meeting ending feudal system  

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

1791  Austria & Turkey sign Peace of Sistova on this day in history.  

1792  The birth of Percy Shelley, English poet on August - 04.  

1792  Percy Bysshe Shelley, England, romantic poet (Adonais) on August - 04.  

1799  On this day in history olof Wilhelm Udden, composer  

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

1818  Lovell Harrison Rosseau, Major General (Union volunteers) on August - 04.  

1821  On this day in history 1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969)  

1821  On this day in history william Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declar of Independence), dies at 86  

1823  On this day in history oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, (Gov-Ind), died in 1877  

1824  On August - 04 battle of Kos is fought between Turks and Greeks.  

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  Plans for city of Chicago laid out on August - 04.  

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 this day in history.  

1850  On August - 04 frantisek Tucek, composer, dies at 68  

1854  The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships on this day in history.  

1855  John Bartlett publishes "Familiar Quotations" on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1222  On this day in history birth of richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262)  

1290  Duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326) was born on August - 04.  

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

1521  Pope Urban VII (d. 1590) was born on August - 04.  

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

1664  Louis Lully, composer was born on August - 04.  

1687  On August - 04 birth of johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS]  

1701  Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757) was born on this day in history.  

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 August - 04 death of gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030)  

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

1265  On August - 04 simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle  

1306  On this day in history death of wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289)  

1338  On August - 04 death of thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (b. 1300)  

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

1476  On August - 04 death of jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded  

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