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Historical Events In August - 08

Thursday, 04 March 2021

1705  On August - 08 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  On August - 08 first known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors)  

1709  On August - 08 1st known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors)  

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

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

1755  Luigi Marchesi, composer on this day in history.  

1758  On August - 08 british troops occupy & plunder Cherbourg  

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

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 this day in history.  

1786  On August - 08 congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money  

1788  On August - 08 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 this day in history first police force, named Nightwatch, is established in Australian colony of NSW.  

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

1794  On this day in history joseph Whidbey and George Vancouver lead an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.  

1796  On this day in history boston African Society establishes with 44 members  

1805  On August - 08 antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer  

1809  70 disciples of Gaon of Vilnus, arrive in Israel (Palestine) on this day in history.  

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

1812  John Rodgers II, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1882 on this day in history.  

1814  Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium on August - 08.  

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

1815  On this day in history napoleon Bonaparte set sail for exile on St Helena  

1816  Bavarian joins Saint Alliance on August - 08.  

1816  Blas de Laserna, composer, dies at 65 on August - 08.  

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

1820  On August - 08 winfield Scott "Old Swet" Featherston, Army Brig General (Confederate)  

1823  On August - 08 theodule Augustin Ribot, painter  

1827  George Canning, British minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 57 on August - 08.  

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

1831  On this day in history battle of Hasselt  

1834  On August - 08 silvestro Palma, composer, dies at 80  

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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 August - 08.  

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

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

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

1605  On August - 08 birth of cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)  

1617  Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary) was born on August - 08.  

1646  Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723) was born on August - 08.  

1653  On August - 08 birth of jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar  

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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 August - 08.  

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

1445  On this day in history death of oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer  

1506  On this day in history sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86  

1553  Death of Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478) on August - 08.  

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

1588  On this day in history death of alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter  

1604  Death of Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578) on this day in history.  

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