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Historical Events In August - 12

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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

1644  Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer on August - 12.  

1654  Cornelis Haga, ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

1660  On August - 12 gilbertus van Zinnik, Flemish architect, dies at about 33  

1665  On this day in history english fleet beat Dutch fleet  

1674  Philippe de Champaigne, painter, dies on August - 12.  

1675  Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1676  King Philip's War (vs Wampanoag Indians) ends in New England on this day in history.  

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

1676  King Philip, [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death on this day in history.  

1687  Charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders on this day in history.  

1689  On this day in history innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Pope (1676-89), dies at 78  

1696  Maurice Greene, composer on this day in history.  

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

1720  On August - 12 martin Gerbert, [von Hornau], prince-abbot/music historian  

1728  Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 61 on August - 12.  

1744  On August - 12 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 this day in history.  

1757  ALF, alien life form (ALF) on August - 12.  

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 August - 12.  

1778  Francis Horner, politician on this day in history.  

1781  Robert Mills, US, architect (Washington Monument) on August - 12.  

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

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  Oliver Mowat, a founder of the Canadian Confederation on this day in history.  

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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 August - 12.  

1566  Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands was born on August - 12.  

1592  Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden) was born on August - 12.  

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 August - 12.  

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

1644  On this day in history 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  On this day in history louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50  

1158  On August - 12 anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies  

1350  Philip VI, king of France, dies on this day in history.  

1424  On this day in history death of yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360)  

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

1546  On August - 12 francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies  

1577  Death of Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513) on this day in history.  

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