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.