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Historical Events In August - 04

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

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

1712  On this day in history johann Jacob de Neufville, composer, dies at 27  

1730  Crown prince Frederik of Prussia escapes to England on August - 04.  

1731  On August - 04 giuseppe Colla, composer  

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

1741  On August - 04 andrew Hamilton, American lawyer  

1748  Maximilian Stadler, composer on August - 04.  

1753  George Washington becomes a Master Mason on this day in history.  

1755  On this day in history nicolas-Jacque Conte, inventor (modern pencil)  

1760  On August - 04 battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia  

1776  Wenzel Sedlak, composer on August - 04.  

1777  Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes first circus on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history uS Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service  

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

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

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

1799  Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer on August - 04.  

1816  On August - 04 israel Vogdes, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1889  

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

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

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

1823  On August - 04 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 August - 04 arthur Haygarth, cricketer (Middlesex & Surrey bat, famous biographer)  

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

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

1839  On this day in history walter Pater, London England, writer (Plato & Platoism)  

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

1846  On August - 04 silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer  

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  On August - 04 john Bartlett publishes "Familiar Quotations"  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1222  Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262) was born on August - 04.  

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

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

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  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 August - 04.  

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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  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 August - 04 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 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 this day in history.  

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