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