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Historical Events In August - 08

Friday, 20 May 2022

1705  On this day in history gustaaf Imhoff, gov of Ceylon (1736-40)/gov of Neth-Indies (1743-50)  

1705  On August - 08 willem Roukens, mayor (Nimegen ort Nimeguen), beheaded  

1709  First known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors) on this day in history.  

1709  On this day in history 1st known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors)  

1732  On this day in history johann C Adelung, German linguist/librarian  

1746  On this day in history hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church songs)  

1755  Luigi Marchesi, composer on this day in history.  

1758  British troops occupy & plunder Cherbourg on August - 08.  

1759  Karl Heinrich Graun, German composer, dies at 55 on August - 08.  

1763  Charles Bulfinch, Boston Mass, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House) on August - 08.  

1786  Mt Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe, climbed for the first time on August - 08.  

1786  Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money on this day in history.  

1788  On this day in history king Louis XVI calls French States & Generals together  

1788  Louis FAD Duke the Richelieu, French marshal, dies at 92 on this day in history.  

1789  On August - 08 first police force, named Nightwatch, is established in Australian colony of NSW.  

1793  On this day in history the insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.  

1794  On August - 08 joseph Whidbey and George Vancouver lead an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.  

1796  On August - 08 boston African Society establishes with 44 members  

1805  On August - 08 antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer  

1809  On August - 08 70 disciples of Gaon of Vilnus, arrive in Israel (Palestine)  

1810  On August - 08 urdu poet Mirza Ghalib marries Maaroof, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Baksh, and moves to Delhi.  

1812  John Rodgers II, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882 on August - 08.  

1814  Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium on this day in history.  

1814  Esther Hobart Morris, suffragist/anti-slavery activist on August - 08.  

1815  On August - 08 napoleon Bonaparte set sail for exile on St Helena  

1816  Bavarian joins Saint Alliance on August - 08.  

1816  On this day in history blas de Laserna, composer, dies at 65  

1819  Charles Anderson Dana, Asst Secy War, (Union) died in 1897 on August - 08.  

1820  On this day in history winfield Scott "Old Swet" Featherston, Army Brig General (Confederate)  

1823  Theodule Augustin Ribot, painter on this day in history.  

1827  George Canning, British minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1829  French govt of De Polignac forms on this day in history.  

1831  On this day in history battle of Hasselt  

1834  Silvestro Palma, composer, dies at 80 on August - 08.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1079  On this day in history birth of emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)  

1518  Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561) was born on August - 08.  

1571  John Ward, composer was born on August - 08.  

1586  Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen was born on August - 08.  

1605  Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

1617  Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary) was born on this day in history.  

1646  On August - 08 birth of godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)  

1653  Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar was born on August - 08.  

Famous Deaths In August - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0117  Mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies on this day in history.  

0869  Lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies on August - 08.  

1445  On August - 08 death of oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer  

1506  Sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86 on August - 08.  

1553  On August - 08 death of girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)  

1555  On this day in history death of oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)  

1588  On August - 08 death of alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter  

1604  On this day in history death of horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)  

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