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Historical Events In August - 14

Sunday, 16 January 2022

1740  Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23) on this day in history.  

1742  Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris) on this day in history.  

1743  Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War on this day in history.  

1756  On August - 14 french capture Fort Oswego, NY  

1758  Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beat Russia, 1000s killed on this day in history.  

1758  On August - 14 carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer  

1762  On August - 14 english fleet occupies Havana  

1763  Giovanni Battista Somis, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1765  Mass colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree) on this day in history.  

1769  On August - 14 friedrich Ludwig Dulon, flautist/composer  

1777  Hans Christian Oersted, Den, physicist/chemist (View of Chemical Law) on August - 14.  

1778  On August - 14 augustus Montague Toplady, hymn writer (Rock of Ages), dies  

1782  On this day in history suriname forbids selling slave mothers without their babies  

1784  On this day in history first Russian colony in Alaska is founded on Kodiak Island.  

1784  Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal/diplomat on this day in history.  

1785  On August - 14 john William Fletcher, evangelist, dies  

1788  Thomas Sheridan, actor/biographer/lexicographer (Intelligencer), dies on this day in history.  

1790  On this day in history sweden & Russia sign Peace of Verela  

1794  George Colman, the Elder, playwright, dies on August - 14.  

1802  On this day in history letitia Elizabeth Landon, England, poet (Heath's Book of Beauty)  

1810  Samuel Sebastian Wesley, composer on this day in history.  

1813  British warship Pelican attacks and captures US war brigantine Argus on this day in history.  

1813  On this day in history british warship Pelican attacks & captures US war brigantine Argus  

1814  Henry Hayes Lockwood, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1899 on this day in history.  

1816  Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha on this day in history.  

1820  1st US eye hospital, the NY Eye Infirmary, opens in NYC on August - 14.  

1821  On this day in history clement Hoffman "Rock" Stevens, Brig General (Confederate Army)  

1823  Karel Miry, composer on this day in history.  

1824  On August - 14 general Lafayette returns to US  

1824  On August - 14 william Terry, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1888  

1825  Dutch King Willem I throws foreign students out on this day in history.  

1833  On August - 14 luigi Cagnola, architect, dies  

1834  Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1836  On August - 14 walter Besant, writer/philanthropist (Rebel Queen)  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 14

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1297  Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Japan (d. 1348) was born on this day in history.  

1473  On this day in history birth of margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541)  

1479  Princess Catherine of York (d. 1527) was born on this day in history.  

1552  Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher was born on this day in history.  

1575  Robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629) was born on August - 14.  

1586  William Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642) was born on August - 14.  

1599  Méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (d. 1671) was born on August - 14.  

1625  François de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris (d. 1695) was born on August - 14.  

Famous Deaths In August - 14

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0582  On this day in history death of tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor  

1167  On August - 14 raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

1204  On this day in history death of minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (b. 1182)  

1390  On this day in history death of john FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)  

1433  On August - 14 johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76  

1573  On August - 14 death of saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord (b. 1548)  

1587  On this day in history gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49  

1652  On this day in history abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60  

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