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Historical Events In August - 12

Thursday, 02 July 2020

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

1825  On this day in history frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, composer  

1827  On this day in history william Blake, English poet/painter, dies at 69  

1829  On August - 12 john Horace Forney, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1902  

1830  On this day in history franz de Paula Roser, composer, dies at 50  

1831  Dutch troops conquer Leuven on this day in history.  

1832  Hely Hutchinson Almond, politician/doctor on August - 12.  

1833  On August - 12 chicago is founded.  

1833  William Price Sanders, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on August - 12.  

1838  On this day in history 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  Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile) on August - 12.  

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

1849  On August - 12 abbott Handerson Thayer, painter/naturalist  

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

1851  Isaac Singer granted patent for his sewing machine on August - 12.  

1851  On this day in history 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 August - 12.  

1856  Anthony Fass patents accordion on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1863  On August - 12 the first cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet for export.  

1863  1st cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, BC area) on August - 12.  

1865  On August - 12 william Jackson Hooker, botanist, dies  

1866  On this day in history jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)  

1867  On August - 12 pres A Johnson defies Congress suspending Sec of War Edwin Stanton  

1867  Edith Hamilton, US, writer (Mythology) on this day in history.  

1868  Frederick JNT lord Chelmsford, viceroy of British-India (1916-21) on this day in history.  

1875  On this day in history ettore Panizza, composer  

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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 this day in history.  

1566  On August - 12 birth of isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands  

1592  On this day in history birth of willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)  

1604  On this day in history birth of tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)  

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

1626  Giovanni Legrenzi, composer was born on this day in history.  

1629  Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676) was born on this day in history.  

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  Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50 on this day in history.  

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

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

1424  Death of Yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360) on August - 12.  

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

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 August - 12.  

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