Historical Events In August - 05
Sunday, 09 May 2021
1749 On this day in history thomas Lynch, signer (Declaration of Independence)
1763 Pontiac's War: Battle of Bushy Run on August - 05.
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 1st partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia on August - 05.
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 August - 05.
1781 On August - 05 battle at Doggers Bank: Dutch fleet vs English fleet
1792 Frederick 7th baron North, English premier (1770-82), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1797 Friedrich August Kummer, composer on this day in history.
1802 On August - 05 niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons)
1812 On this day in history 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 August - 05 carnot Posey, Confederate brig-general
1815 Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica) on this day in history.
1822 On this day in history johann Georg Herzog, composer
1827 On August - 05 deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil (d.1892)
1828 On August - 05 giovanni Rossi, composer
1829 Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer on August - 05.
1830 James A Healy, 1st black bishop in America on August - 05.
1830 On this day in history karl Friedrich Horn, composer, dies at 68
1834 Gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch min of Foreign affairs, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1837 On this day in history 1st ascent of Mt Marcy (5,344') highest in Adirondack, NY
1843 On August - 05 james Scott Skinner, composer
1845 On August - 05 in Australia's worst shipping disaster, 407 die when the Cataraqui is wrecked off King Island.
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 this day in history.
1850 Anton Simon, composer on August - 05.
1852 Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech slavist/poet, dies at 53 on August - 05.
1856 On this day in history rubert Lucas Pearsall, composer, dies at 61
1858 First transatlantic telegraph cable laid on August - 05.
1858 On August - 05 cyrus W Field completes 1st transatlantic telegraph cable
1860 On this day in history carl IV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.
1860 On August - 05 joseph Carey Merrick, "Elephant Man"
1861 US Army abolishes flogging on August - 05.