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Historical Events In August - 12

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1638  Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81 on this day in history.  

1644  Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer on this day in history.  

1654  Cornelis Haga, ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76 on August - 12.  

1658  1st US police corps forms (New Amsterdam) on this day in history.  

1660  Gilbertus van Zinnik, Flemish architect, dies at about 33 on August - 12.  

1665  English fleet beat Dutch fleet on this day in history.  

1674  On this day in history philippe de Champaigne, painter, dies  

1675  On August - 12 karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73  

1676  On this day in history king Philip's War (vs Wampanoag Indians) ends in New England  

1676  On this day in history 1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England  

1676  On this day in history king Philip, [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death  

1687  Charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders on August - 12.  

1689  On August - 12 innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Pope (1676-89), dies at 78  

1696  On this day in history maurice Greene, composer  

1715  On August - 12 nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies  

1720  On this day in history martin Gerbert, [von Hornau], prince-abbot/music historian  

1728  On August - 12 henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 61  

1744  Rowland Hill, preacher on August - 12.  

1750  Rachel Ruysch, royal painter of soverign Johan von de Pfalz, dies on August - 12.  

1751  On August - 12 johann Baptist Lasser, composer  

1753  On this day in history thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)  

1757  On August - 12 aLF, alien life form (ALF)  

1759  Battle of Kunersdorf on this day in history.  

1762  On this day in history george IV, king of England (1820-30)  

1774  Robert Southey, English poet laureate/biographer of Nelson on August - 12.  

1778  Francis Horner, politician on this day in history.  

1781  On this day in history robert Mills, US, architect (Washington Monument)  

1793  The Rhône départment is created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire was split into two: Rhône and Loire (Lêre) on this day in history.  

1797  On this day in history ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer, dies at 73  

1811  John FE Acton, cruel premier of Naples, dies at 77 on August - 12.  

1812  Dr Joseph Lister is 1st surgeon to use disinfectant during surgery on this day in history.  

1812  Jean Joseph Rodolphe, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1819  On August - 12 daniel Davidson Bidwell, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864  

1820  On this day in history oliver Mowat, a founder of the Canadian Confederation  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1503  Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59) was born on this day in history.  

1566  On August - 12 birth of isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands  

1592  Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden) was born on this day in history.  

1604  On this day in history birth of tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)  

1620  On this day in history birth of pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer  

1626  Giovanni Legrenzi, composer was born on this day in history.  

1629  On August - 12 birth of tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)  

1644  On August - 12 birth of georg Christoph Leuttner, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0030  Death of Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (b. 69 BC) on this day in history.  

0875  Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50 on August - 12.  

1158  On this day in history anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies  

1350  On August - 12 philip VI, king of France, dies  

1424  On August - 12 death of yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360)  

1484  Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on this day in history.  

1546  Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies on this day in history.  

1577  Death of Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513) on August - 12.  

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