Historical Events In August - 12
Monday, 01 March 2021
1638 Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81 on this day in history.
1644 On this day in history georg Christoph Leuttner, composer
1654 On August - 12 cornelis Haga, ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76
1658 On August - 12 1st US police corps forms (New Amsterdam)
1660 On this day in history gilbertus van Zinnik, Flemish architect, dies at about 33
1665 On August - 12 english fleet beat Dutch fleet
1674 On this day in history philippe de Champaigne, painter, dies
1675 Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1676 On August - 12 king Philip's War (vs Wampanoag Indians) ends in New England
1676 1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England on August - 12.
1676 On August - 12 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 Maurice Greene, composer on August - 12.
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 Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 61 on August - 12.
1744 On this day in history rowland Hill, preacher
1750 Rachel Ruysch, royal painter of soverign Johan von de Pfalz, dies on August - 12.
1751 On this day in history johann Baptist Lasser, composer
1753 Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables) on August - 12.
1757 On this day in history aLF, alien life form (ALF)
1759 Battle of Kunersdorf on this day in history.
1762 George IV, king of England (1820-30) on this day in history.
1774 Robert Southey, English poet laureate/biographer of Nelson on this day in history.
1778 On August - 12 francis Horner, politician
1781 On August - 12 robert Mills, US, architect (Washington Monument)
1793 On this day in history the Rhône départment is created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire was split into two: Rhône and Loire (Lêre).
1797 Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1811 On August - 12 john FE Acton, cruel premier of Naples, dies at 77
1812 On this day in history dr Joseph Lister is 1st surgeon to use disinfectant during surgery
1812 On this day in history jean Joseph Rodolphe, composer, dies at 81
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