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Historical Events In August - 04

Friday, 18 September 2020

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  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  On August - 04 andrew Hamilton, American lawyer  

1748  Maximilian Stadler, composer on this day in history.  

1753  On August - 04 george Washington becomes a Master Mason  

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

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

1776  Wenzel Sedlak, composer on August - 04.  

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 August - 04 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 August - 04.  

1792  On this day in history the birth of Percy Shelley, English poet  

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

1799  On this day in history olof Wilhelm Udden, composer  

1816  On this day in history israel Vogdes, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1889  

1818  On August - 04 lovell Harrison Rosseau, Major General (Union volunteers)  

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

1821  William Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declar of Independence), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1823  Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, (Gov-Ind), died in 1877 on August - 04.  

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

1825  On August - 04 arthur Haygarth, cricketer (Middlesex & Surrey bat, famous biographer)  

1830  On this day in history plans for the city of Chicago laid out  

1830  Plans for city of Chicago laid out on August - 04.  

1839  Walter Pater, London England, writer (Plato & Platoism) on August - 04.  

1843  Flor van Duyse, composer on August - 04.  

1846  Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer on August - 04.  

1850  Frantisek Tucek, composer, dies at 68 on August - 04.  

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 August - 04.  

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

1502  On this day in history birth of pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer  

1521  On August - 04 birth of pope Urban VII (d. 1590)  

1604  On this day in history birth of françois Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)  

1664  Louis Lully, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1701  On August - 04 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 August - 04.  

1113  Death of Gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030) on this day in history.  

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

1265  Simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle on August - 04.  

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

1338  Death of Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (b. 1300) on August - 04.  

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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