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Historical Events In August - 15

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1807  On this day in history johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician, dies at 70  

1808  A British mission to Japan arrives but the Tokugawa shogun Ienari rejects the emissaries on August - 15.  

1822  On August - 15 census shows Upper Canada has 120,000 inhabitants, Lower Canada 500,000.  

1822  Wilhelm Rust, composer on August - 15.  

1823  On this day in history orris Sanford Ferry, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

1824  On August - 15 freed American slaves forms country of Liberia  

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  On this day in history south Australia Act is passed by Britain's Parliament, allowing for establishment of colony there.  

1839  On August - 15 hugh Archibald Clarke, composer  

1843  On this day in history national black convention meets (Buffalo NY)  

1845  Walter Crane, England, painter/illustrator (Beauty & Beast) on August - 15.  

1848  M Waldo Hanchett patents dental chair on this day in history.  

1848  On August - 15 timothy Olmstead, composer, dies at 88  

1851  On this day in history [Georgette A] Helena Amelung, Dutch actress (Scapegoat)  

1852  On August - 15 johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), dies at 92  

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  Regular mail to the Pacific coast begins on August - 15.  

1858  On this day in history regular mail to Pacific coast begins  

1860  Florence Kling DeWolfe Harding, 1st lady (1921-23) on this day in history.  

1861  On this day in history lincoln directs reinforcements to be sent to MO  

1863  On this day in history submarine "HL Hunley" arrives in Charleston on railroad cars  

1864  On this day in history off New England coast, CSS Tallahassee captures 6 yankee schooners  

1864  Daniel Phineas Woodbury, US engineer/Union general-major, dies on this day in history.  

1865  On August - 15 johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga)  

1867  2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England on August - 15.  

1869  The Meiji government in Japan establishes six new ministries, including one for Shinto on this day in history.  

1870  On August - 15 transcontinental Railway actually completed  

1870  Transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado on this day in history.  

1872  On August - 15 harold Fraser-Simson, composer  

1874  Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert on August - 15.  

1875  On August - 15 samuel Coleridge-Taylor, London, composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast)  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1171  King Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230) was born on this day in history.  

1195  Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231) was born on this day in history.  

1432  On August - 15 birth of luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)  

1575  Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650) was born on this day in history.  

1613  Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692) was born on August - 15.  

1619  Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate was born on this day in history.  

1688  Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740) was born on August - 15.  

1702  On August - 15 birth of francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher  

Famous Deaths In August - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  Death of Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on August - 15.  

0423  On this day in history flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies  

0778  On this day in history death of roland, Frankish commander  

1038  On August - 15 stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies  

1040  On this day in history death of king Duncan I of Scotland  

1057  On this day in history death of macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan  

1118  Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on this day in history.  

1196  Death of Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173) on this day in history.  

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