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Historical Events In August - 05

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1749  On this day in history thomas Lynch, signer (Declaration of Independence)  

1763  On August - 05 pontiac's War: Battle of Bushy Run  

1772  On this day in history poland loses one-third of her territory and half her population as she is partitioned among Russia, Austria, and Prussia.  

1772  On this day in history 1st partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia  

1775  On this day in history first Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters Sab Francisco Bay  

1775  On this day in history 1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters SF Bay  

1778  On this day in history thomas Linley, composer, dies at 22  

1781  Battle at Doggers Bank: Dutch fleet vs English fleet on this day in history.  

1792  Frederick 7th baron North, English premier (1770-82), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1797  Friedrich August Kummer, composer on August - 05.  

1802  On August - 05 niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons)  

1812  On August - 05 war of 1812: Tecumseh's Native American force ambushes Thomas Van Horne's 200 Americans at Brownstone Creek, causing them to flee and retreat.  

1813  On this day in history carnot Posey, Confederate brig-general  

1815  On this day in history edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica)  

1822  On August - 05 johann Georg Herzog, composer  

1827  On this day in history deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil (d.1892)  

1828  Giovanni Rossi, composer on August - 05.  

1829  On this day in history heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer  

1830  On this day in history james A Healy, 1st black bishop in America  

1830  On August - 05 karl Friedrich Horn, composer, dies at 68  

1834  On this day in history gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch min of Foreign affairs, dies at 71  

1837  1st ascent of Mt Marcy (5,344') highest in Adirondack, NY on this day in history.  

1843  On August - 05 james Scott Skinner, composer  

1845  In Australia's worst shipping disaster, 407 die when the Cataraqui is wrecked off King Island on August - 05.  

1846  On August - 05 oregon country divided between US & Britain at 49th parallel  

1850  Australia Government Act grants representative governments to South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria, which is separated from New South Wales on August - 05.  

1850  On this day in history anton Simon, composer  

1852  Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech slavist/poet, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1856  On August - 05 rubert Lucas Pearsall, composer, dies at 61  

1858  First transatlantic telegraph cable laid on this day in history.  

1858  Cyrus W Field completes 1st transatlantic telegraph cable on this day in history.  

1860  On August - 05 carl IV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.  

1860  On this day in history joseph Carey Merrick, "Elephant Man"  

1861  US Army abolishes flogging on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1301  Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330) was born on this day in history.  

1397  On this day in history birth of guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)  

1461  On this day in history birth of alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)  

1540  On August - 05 birth of joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating  

1604  On August - 05 birth of john Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized  

1607  Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer was born on this day in history.  

1623  On this day in history birth of antonio Cesti, composer  

1624  William, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America was born on August - 05.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0882  On August - 05 death of king Louis III of France (b. 863)  

1063  Death of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd on this day in history.  

1157  On this day in history dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies  

1364  On August - 05 death of emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313)  

1572  On August - 05 death of isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534)  

1579  Death of Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504) on August - 05.  

1610  On August - 05 death of alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile  

1644  J Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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