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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1301  On this day in history birth of edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330)  

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

1461  Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506) was born on August - 05.  

1540  Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating was born on August - 05.  

1604  John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized was born on August - 05.  

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

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

1624  William, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America was born on this day in history.  

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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  On August - 05 death of gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd  

1157  Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies on this day in history.  

1364  On this day in history death of emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313)  

1572  On this day in history death of isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534)  

1579  On August - 05 death of stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)  

1610  Death of Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile on August - 05.  

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

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