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Historical Events In August - 08

Sunday, 16 May 2021

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

1705  Willem Roukens, mayor (Nimegen ort Nimeguen), beheaded on August - 08.  

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  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  On August - 08 luigi Marchesi, composer  

1758  On August - 08 british troops occupy & plunder Cherbourg  

1759  Karl Heinrich Graun, German composer, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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

1786  On August - 08 mt Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe, climbed for the first time  

1786  Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money on August - 08.  

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  First police force, named Nightwatch, is established in Australian colony of NSW on this day in history.  

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 this day in history boston African Society establishes with 44 members  

1805  On this day in history antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer  

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

1810  On this day in history 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  On August - 08 esther Hobart Morris, suffragist/anti-slavery activist  

1815  On August - 08 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1827  On August - 08 george Canning, British minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 57  

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

1831  Battle of Hasselt on this day in history.  

1834  On this day in history silvestro Palma, composer, dies at 80  

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

1571  John Ward, composer was born on this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history birth of adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen  

1605  Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675) was born on August - 08.  

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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies  

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

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 August - 08.  

1555  Death of Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494) on August - 08.  

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

1604  Death of Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578) on August - 08.  

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