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Historical Events In August - 08

Friday, 03 July 2020

1705  On August - 08 gustaaf Imhoff, gov of Ceylon (1736-40)/gov of Neth-Indies (1743-50)  

1705  Willem Roukens, mayor (Nimegen ort Nimeguen), beheaded on this day in history.  

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

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

1732  Johann C Adelung, German linguist/librarian on August - 08.  

1746  On August - 08 hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church songs)  

1755  On August - 08 luigi Marchesi, composer  

1758  On this day in history british troops occupy & plunder Cherbourg  

1759  On August - 08 karl Heinrich Graun, German composer, dies at 55  

1763  On August - 08 charles Bulfinch, Boston Mass, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House)  

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  King Louis XVI calls French States & Generals together on August - 08.  

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  The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution on August - 08.  

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

1796  Boston African Society establishes with 44 members on this day in history.  

1805  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1815  Napoleon Bonaparte set sail for exile on St Helena on this day in history.  

1816  Bavarian joins Saint Alliance on this day in history.  

1816  On August - 08 blas de Laserna, composer, dies at 65  

1819  Charles Anderson Dana, Asst Secy War, (Union) died in 1897 on this day in history.  

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 August - 08.  

1829  French govt of De Polignac forms on August - 08.  

1831  Battle of Hasselt on this day in history.  

1834  Silvestro Palma, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1079  Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107) was born on this day in history.  

1518  On this day in history birth of conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)  

1571  On this day in history birth of john Ward, composer  

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 August - 08.  

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.  

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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  Death of Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer on August - 08.  

1506  On August - 08 sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86  

1553  Death of Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478) on this day in history.  

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  Death of Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578) on August - 08.  

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