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Historical Events In August - 05

Thursday, 04 March 2021

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

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

1772  On August - 05 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  1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters SF Bay on this day in history.  

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

1781  Battle at Doggers Bank: Dutch fleet vs English fleet on August - 05.  

1792  Frederick 7th baron North, English premier (1770-82), dies at 60 on August - 05.  

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  Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-general on this day in history.  

1815  Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica) on August - 05.  

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  On this day in history heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer  

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

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 August - 05.  

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

1843  James Scott Skinner, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1850  On this day in history anton Simon, composer  

1852  On this day in history frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech slavist/poet, dies at 53  

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

1858  First transatlantic telegraph cable laid on August - 05.  

1858  On this day in history cyrus W Field completes 1st transatlantic telegraph cable  

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

1860  Joseph Carey Merrick, "Elephant Man" on this day in history.  

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

1604  John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized was born on this day in history.  

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

1623  Antonio Cesti, composer was born on August - 05.  

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


Famous Deaths In August - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0882  On this day in history 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 August - 05 dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies  

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

1572  Death of Isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534) on this day in history.  

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  On August - 05 j Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61  

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