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Historical Events In August - 05

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1749  On August - 05 thomas Lynch, signer (Declaration of Independence)  

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

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  On August - 05 1st partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia  

1775  First Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters Sab Francisco Bay on August - 05.  

1775  On August - 05 1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters SF Bay  

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

1781  On August - 05 battle at Doggers Bank: Dutch fleet vs English fleet  

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  Niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons) on this day in history.  

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 August - 05.  

1815  Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica) on this day in history.  

1822  On August - 05 johann Georg Herzog, composer  

1827  Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil (d.1892) on August - 05.  

1828  Giovanni Rossi, composer on this day in history.  

1829  Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer on August - 05.  

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

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

1834  On this day in history gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch min of Foreign affairs, dies at 71  

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

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 this day in history.  

1850  Anton Simon, composer on this day in history.  

1852  On August - 05 frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech slavist/poet, dies at 53  

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

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 this day in history.  

1860  On this day in history 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  Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330) was born on this day in history.  

1397  On August - 05 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  On August - 05 birth of joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating  

1604  On this day in history 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 August - 05.  

1157  On this day in history dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies  

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 August - 05.  

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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