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Historical Events In August - 12

Friday, 14 May 2021

1822  On August - 12 robert Stewart, 2nd marguess of Londonderry, commits suicide, dies  

1825  Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, composer on August - 12.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1833  William Price Sanders, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on this day in history.  

1838  Joseph Barnby, conductor/academic principal on August - 12.  

1845  Off Point Pelee, Ontario the steamships Kent and London collide in clear weather, with the loss of ten lives on this day in history.  

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

1848  George Stephenson, locomotive engineer, dies on August - 12.  

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

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  1st America's Cup-US schooner America beats British yacht Aurora on August - 12.  

1853  Jean Louis Nicode, composer on August - 12.  

1854  On August - 12 alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith  

1856  On this day in history anthony Fass patents accordion  

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

1859  Katharine Lee Bates, US, author (America the Beautiful) on this day in history.  

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 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 August - 12.  

1863  The first cargo of lumber leaves Burrard Inlet for export on August - 12.  

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

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

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

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

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

1868  On August - 12 frederick JNT lord Chelmsford, viceroy of British-India (1916-21)  

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

1604  Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651) was born on this day in history.  

1620  On this day in history birth of pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer  

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

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

1644  On August - 12 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 August - 12.  

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 August - 12.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1546  On this day in history 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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