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Historical Events In August - 04

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1708  Vincenzo De Grandis, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1712  Johann Jacob de Neufville, composer, dies at 27 on this day in history.  

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

1731  Giuseppe Colla, composer on August - 04.  

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 this day in history andrew Hamilton, American lawyer  

1748  On this day in history maximilian Stadler, composer  

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

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

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

1776  Wenzel Sedlak, composer on this day in history.  

1777  On August - 04 retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes first circus  

1777  Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes 1st circus on August - 04.  

1789  On August - 04 french National Meeting ending feudal system  

1790  US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service on August - 04.  

1791  On August - 04 austria & Turkey sign Peace of Sistova  

1792  The birth of Percy Shelley, English poet on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1821  On August - 04 william Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declar of Independence), dies at 86  

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

1824  On this day in history battle of Kos is fought between Turks and Greeks.  

1825  Arthur Haygarth, cricketer (Middlesex & Surrey bat, famous biographer) on August - 04.  

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

1843  On August - 04 flor van Duyse, composer  

1846  On this day in history silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 04.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1204  On August - 04 death of boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered  

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

1430  On this day in history 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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