Historical Events In August - 12
Thursday, 13 May 2021
1638 Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81 on August - 12.
1644 Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer on this day in history.
1654 Cornelis Haga, ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76 on this day in history.
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 English fleet beat Dutch fleet on this day in history.
1674 Philippe de Champaigne, painter, dies on this day in history.
1675 On August - 12 karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73
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 August - 12.
1676 King Philip, [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death on August - 12.
1687 Charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders on this day in history.
1689 Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Pope (1676-89), dies at 78 on August - 12.
1696 On August - 12 maurice Greene, composer
1715 Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies on August - 12.
1720 Martin Gerbert, [von Hornau], prince-abbot/music historian on this day in history.
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 Johann Baptist Lasser, composer on this day in history.
1753 On this day in history thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)
1757 ALF, alien life form (ALF) on this day in history.
1759 Battle of Kunersdorf on August - 12.
1762 On August - 12 george IV, king of England (1820-30)
1774 Robert Southey, English poet laureate/biographer of Nelson on this day in history.
1778 On August - 12 francis Horner, politician
1781 Robert Mills, US, architect (Washington Monument) on August - 12.
1793 On August - 12 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 Dr Joseph Lister is 1st surgeon to use disinfectant during surgery on this day in history.
1812 On this day in history jean Joseph Rodolphe, composer, dies at 81
1819 Daniel Davidson Bidwell, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864 on this day in history.
1820 On this day in history oliver Mowat, a founder of the Canadian Confederation