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Historical Events In August - 05

Friday, 03 July 2020

1749  Thomas Lynch, signer (Declaration of Independence) on August - 05.  

1763  On this day in history pontiac's War: Battle of Bushy Run  

1772  Poland loses one-third of her territory and half her population as she is partitioned among Russia, Austria, and Prussia on August - 05.  

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

1775  On August - 05 first Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters Sab Francisco Bay  

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

1778  Thomas Linley, composer, dies at 22 on this day in history.  

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

1792  On August - 05 frederick 7th baron North, English premier (1770-82), dies at 60  

1797  On this day in history friedrich August Kummer, composer  

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

1812  War of 1812: Tecumseh's Native American force ambushes Thomas Van Horne's 200 Americans at Brownstone Creek, causing them to flee and retreat on this day in history.  

1813  On August - 05 carnot Posey, Confederate brig-general  

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

1822  Johann Georg Herzog, composer on August - 05.  

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

1828  On this day in history giovanni Rossi, composer  

1829  On August - 05 heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer  

1830  On August - 05 james A Healy, 1st black bishop in America  

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

1834  Gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch min of Foreign affairs, dies at 71 on August - 05.  

1837  1st ascent of Mt Marcy (5,344') highest in Adirondack, NY on August - 05.  

1843  On this day in history james Scott Skinner, composer  

1845  On this day in history in Australia's worst shipping disaster, 407 die when the Cataraqui is wrecked off King Island.  

1846  On this day in history 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 August - 05.  

1856  Rubert Lucas Pearsall, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1858  On this day in history first transatlantic telegraph cable laid  

1858  Cyrus W Field completes 1st transatlantic telegraph cable on August - 05.  

1860  Carl IV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim on August - 05.  

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

1861  On August - 05 uS Army abolishes flogging  

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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 August - 05.  

1397  Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474) was born on August - 05.  

1461  Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506) was born on this day in history.  

1540  Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating was born on this day in history.  

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

1607  On this day in history birth of philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer  

1623  Antonio Cesti, composer was born on this day in history.  

1624  On this day in history birth of william, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America  


Famous Deaths In August - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0882  Death of King Louis III of France (b. 863) on this day in history.  

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

1157  Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies on August - 05.  

1364  Death of Emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313) on this day in history.  

1572  Death of Isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534) on August - 05.  

1579  Death of Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504) on this day in history.  

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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