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Historical Events In August - 12

Thursday, 25 February 2021

1822  Robert Stewart, 2nd marguess of Londonderry, commits suicide, dies on this day in history.  

1825  Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, composer on this day in history.  

1827  William Blake, English poet/painter, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1829  On this day in history john Horace Forney, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1902  

1830  Franz de Paula Roser, composer, dies at 50 on August - 12.  

1831  On this day in history dutch troops conquer Leuven  

1832  Hely Hutchinson Almond, politician/doctor on this day in history.  

1833  Chicago is founded on August - 12.  

1833  On August - 12 william Price Sanders, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863  

1838  On August - 12 joseph Barnby, conductor/academic principal  

1845  On August - 12 off Point Pelee, Ontario the steamships Kent and London collide in clear weather, with the loss of ten lives.  

1848  On this day in history macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)  

1848  On August - 12 george Stephenson, locomotive engineer, dies  

1849  Abbott Handerson Thayer, painter/naturalist on August - 12.  

1849  On this day in history abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Min of Finance (1801-14), dies at 88  

1851  On August - 12 isaac Singer granted patent for his sewing machine  

1851  On this day in history 1st America's Cup-US schooner America beats British yacht Aurora  

1853  On August - 12 jean Louis Nicode, composer  

1854  Alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith on this day in history.  

1856  Anthony Fass patents accordion on August - 12.  

1857  William Daniel Conybeare, geologist, dies on August - 12.  

1859  Katharine Lee Bates, US, author (America the Beautiful) on August - 12.  

1861  On August - 12 skirmish at Texas-rebels are attacked by Apache Indians  

1862  On this day in history gen John Hunt Morgan and his raiders capture Gallatin, TX  

1862  Gen John Hunt Morgan & his raiders capture Gallatin, TX on this day in history.  

1863  On August - 12 first cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, BC area)  

1863  On this day in history the first cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet for export.  

1863  1st cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, BC area) on this day in history.  

1865  On this day in history william Jackson Hooker, botanist, dies  

1866  Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922) on this day in history.  

1867  On this day in history pres A Johnson defies Congress suspending Sec of War Edwin Stanton  

1867  Edith Hamilton, US, writer (Mythology) on August - 12.  

1868  Frederick JNT lord Chelmsford, viceroy of British-India (1916-21) on August - 12.  

1875  Ettore Panizza, composer on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1503  On this day in history birth of christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)  

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  Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651) was born on August - 12.  

1620  Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1626  On this day in history birth of giovanni Legrenzi, composer  

1629  Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676) was born on August - 12.  

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  Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies on this day in history.  

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

1424  Death of Yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360) on this day in history.  

1484  Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on August - 12.  

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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