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Historical Events In August - 12

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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 August - 12.  

1829  John Horace Forney, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1902 on August - 12.  

1830  Franz de Paula Roser, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1831  Dutch troops conquer Leuven on this day in history.  

1832  On this day in history hely Hutchinson Almond, politician/doctor  

1833  Chicago is founded on August - 12.  

1833  On this day in history william Price Sanders, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863  

1838  Joseph Barnby, conductor/academic principal on this day in history.  

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

1848  On August - 12 macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)  

1848  On this day in history george Stephenson, locomotive engineer, dies  

1849  Abbott Handerson Thayer, painter/naturalist on this day in history.  

1849  Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Min of Finance (1801-14), dies at 88 on August - 12.  

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

1851  On August - 12 1st America's Cup-US schooner America beats British yacht Aurora  

1853  Jean Louis Nicode, composer on August - 12.  

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

1856  On this day in history anthony Fass patents accordion  

1857  On August - 12 william Daniel Conybeare, geologist, dies  

1859  On this day in history katharine Lee Bates, US, author (America the Beautiful)  

1861  Skirmish at Texas-rebels are attacked by Apache Indians on this day in history.  

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

1862  Gen John Hunt Morgan & his raiders capture Gallatin, TX on August - 12.  

1863  On this day in history first cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, BC area)  

1863  The first cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet for export on this day in history.  

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

1865  William Jackson Hooker, botanist, dies on August - 12.  

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

1867  Pres A Johnson defies Congress suspending Sec of War Edwin Stanton on August - 12.  

1867  On this day in history edith Hamilton, US, writer (Mythology)  

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 Birthdays In August - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1503  On August - 12 birth of christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)  

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

1620  Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer was born on August - 12.  

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

1629  On this day in history birth of tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)  

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

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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  Philip VI, king of France, dies on August - 12.  

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 August - 12.  

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 this day in history.  

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