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