Historical Events In August - 15
Thursday, 13 May 2021
1807 Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician, dies at 70 on August - 15.
1808 On this day in history a British mission to Japan arrives but the Tokugawa shogun Ienari rejects the emissaries
1822 On August - 15 census shows Upper Canada has 120,000 inhabitants, Lower Canada 500,000.
1822 Wilhelm Rust, composer on this day in history.
1823 Orris Sanford Ferry, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on August - 15.
1824 Freed American slaves forms country of Liberia on this day in history.
1829 Eduard de Hartog, composer on August - 15.
1832 On this day in history gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism and religious indifferentism
1832 Gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism & religious indifferentism on August - 15.
1834 South Australia Act is passed by Britain's Parliament, allowing for establishment of colony there on this day in history.
1839 Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer on August - 15.
1843 National black convention meets (Buffalo NY) on August - 15.
1845 On August - 15 walter Crane, England, painter/illustrator (Beauty & Beast)
1848 On August - 15 m Waldo Hanchett patents dental chair
1848 On this day in history timothy Olmstead, composer, dies at 88
1851 [Georgette A] Helena Amelung, Dutch actress (Scapegoat) on August - 15.
1852 Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), dies at 92 on August - 15.
1853 Giovanni Battista Polledro, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.
1856 On this day in history j Keir Hardie, 1st Labour representative in British Parliament
1858 On August - 15 regular mail to the Pacific coast begins
1858 On this day in history regular mail to Pacific coast begins
1860 On this day in history florence Kling DeWolfe Harding, 1st lady (1921-23)
1861 On August - 15 lincoln directs reinforcements to be sent to MO
1863 Submarine "HL Hunley" arrives in Charleston on railroad cars on this day in history.
1864 Off New England coast, CSS Tallahassee captures 6 yankee schooners on this day in history.
1864 On August - 15 daniel Phineas Woodbury, US engineer/Union general-major, dies
1865 On this day in history johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga)
1867 2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England on August - 15.
1869 On August - 15 the Meiji government in Japan establishes six new ministries, including one for Shinto.
1870 On this day in history transcontinental Railway actually completed
1870 Transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado on August - 15.
1872 Harold Fraser-Simson, composer on August - 15.
1874 On August - 15 joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert
1875 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, London, composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast) on this day in history.