Historical Events In August - 13
Friday, 16 April 2021
1704 Lorenzo Fago, composer on this day in history.
1705 On this day in history battle of Blenheim, in southern Germany
1713 On this day in history king Frederik Willem declares war on Brandenburg-Prussia
1717 On this day in history christoph Nichelsmann, German composer
1721 On August - 13 francis Ireland, composer
1732 Voltaire's "Zaire," premieres in Paris on this day in history.
1740 Hunger strike in Rotterdam on this day in history.
1747 Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer on August - 13.
1748 On this day in history pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot
1749 On this day in history j E Schlegel, writer, dies
1756 On this day in history the birth of Queen Adelaide, Consort of William IV
1762 John Alberti, theologist/philological, dies at 64 on this day in history.
1777 American explosive device made by David Bushnell explodes near British vessel off New London, CT on this day in history.
1784 English parliament accept India Act on this day in history.
1787 On August - 13 isaac de Pinto, merchant/lender/Dutch States-general, dies
1788 On August - 13 prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90
1792 Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette on August - 13.
1799 English fleet under lord Seymour overthrows Suriname on August - 13.
1802 On August - 13 nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser)
1808 Henri Hardouin, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1814 On this day in history cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch
1817 On August - 13 karoly Thern, composer
1818 On August - 13 lucy Blackwell-Stone, US abolitionist (US Woman's Suffrage Assn)
1819 On this day in history george Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician (spectroscope)
1820 On August - 13 george Grove, London, England, biblical scholar/misicographer
1826 William Thomas Best, composer on this day in history.
1831 On this day in history nat Turner leads uprising of slaves in Virginia
1831 On August - 13 salomon Jaoassohn, composer
1840 On August - 13 giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
1841 Unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh) on August - 13.
1841 Bernhard Heinrich Romberg, German composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1844 Explorer Ludwig Leichhardt leaves Brisbane to explore unknown territory beyond the Darling Downs on August - 13.
1846 On this day in history joint expedition led by CDR Robert Stockton seizes Los Angeles, CA
1851 On August - 13 john Lincoln Clem, Drummer (Union volunteers), died in 1937