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Historical Events In August - 08

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1705  Gustaaf Imhoff, gov of Ceylon (1736-40)/gov of Neth-Indies (1743-50) on August - 08.  

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

1709  First known ascent in hot-air balloon, Bartolomeu de Gusmao (indoors) on this day in history.  

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  Luigi Marchesi, composer on August - 08.  

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 this day in history mt Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe, climbed for the first time  

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

1788  King Louis XVI calls French States & Generals together on this day in history.  

1788  Louis FAD Duke the Richelieu, French marshal, dies at 92 on August - 08.  

1789  First police force, named Nightwatch, is established in Australian colony of NSW on this day in history.  

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 August - 08.  

1805  Antoon Jurgens, Dutch margarine manufacturer on August - 08.  

1809  On this day in history 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  On August - 08 peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium  

1814  Esther Hobart Morris, suffragist/anti-slavery activist on this day in history.  

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  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  Winfield Scott "Old Swet" Featherston, Army Brig General (Confederate) on August - 08.  

1823  On this day in history theodule Augustin Ribot, painter  

1827  On this day in history george Canning, British minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 57  

1829  On this day in history french govt of De Polignac forms  

1831  Battle of Hasselt on August - 08.  

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  On this day in history birth of emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)  

1518  On August - 08 birth of conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)  

1571  On August - 08 birth of john Ward, composer  

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

1605  On this day in history birth of cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)  

1617  On August - 08 birth of adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)  

1646  Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723) was born on this day in history.  

1653  Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar was born on this day in history.  


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 August - 08 death of oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer  

1506  Sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86 on this day in history.  

1553  On August - 08 death of girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)  

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

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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