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Historical Events In August - 14

Monday, 01 March 2021

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

1742  On this day in history marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris)  

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

1756  On this day in history french capture Fort Oswego, NY  

1758  On this day in history battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beat Russia, 1000s killed  

1758  Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer on August - 14.  

1762  English fleet occupies Havana on this day in history.  

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

1765  On this day in history mass colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)  

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

1777  Hans Christian Oersted, Den, physicist/chemist (View of Chemical Law) on this day in history.  

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

1782  Suriname forbids selling slave mothers without their babies on this day in history.  

1784  First Russian colony in Alaska is founded on Kodiak Island on August - 14.  

1784  On this day in history francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal/diplomat  

1785  On this day in history john William Fletcher, evangelist, dies  

1788  Thomas Sheridan, actor/biographer/lexicographer (Intelligencer), dies on August - 14.  

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

1794  On this day in history george Colman, the Elder, playwright, dies  

1802  Letitia Elizabeth Landon, England, poet (Heath's Book of Beauty) on August - 14.  

1810  On August - 14 samuel Sebastian Wesley, composer  

1813  On August - 14 british warship Pelican attacks and captures US war brigantine Argus  

1813  British warship Pelican attacks & captures US war brigantine Argus on August - 14.  

1814  On this day in history henry Hayes Lockwood, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1899  

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

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

1821  On August - 14 clement Hoffman "Rock" Stevens, Brig General (Confederate Army)  

1823  Karel Miry, composer on this day in history.  

1824  On this day in history general Lafayette returns to US  

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

1825  On this day in history dutch King Willem I throws foreign students out  

1833  Luigi Cagnola, architect, dies on this day in history.  

1834  On August - 14 friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer, dies at 63  

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  Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541) was born on August - 14.  

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 August - 14.  

1575  On this day in history birth of robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629)  

1586  On this day in history birth of william Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642)  

1599  On this day in history birth of méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (d. 1671)  

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

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Famous Deaths In August - 14

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0582  Death of Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor on this day in history.  

1167  Raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies on August - 14.  

1204  On August - 14 death of minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (b. 1182)  

1390  On August - 14 death of john FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)  

1433  Johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

1587  On August - 14 gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49  

1652  Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60 on August - 14.  

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