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Historical Events In August - 15

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1807  Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1808  On August - 15 a British mission to Japan arrives but the Tokugawa shogun Ienari rejects the emissaries  

1822  Census shows Upper Canada has 120,000 inhabitants, Lower Canada 500,000 on this day in history.  

1822  Wilhelm Rust, composer on August - 15.  

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

1824  Freed American slaves forms country of Liberia on August - 15.  

1829  On August - 15 eduard de Hartog, composer  

1832  Gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism and religious indifferentism on this day in history.  

1832  On August - 15 gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism & religious indifferentism  

1834  On August - 15 south Australia Act is passed by Britain's Parliament, allowing for establishment of colony there.  

1839  On this day in history hugh Archibald Clarke, composer  

1843  National black convention meets (Buffalo NY) on this day in history.  

1845  On August - 15 walter Crane, England, painter/illustrator (Beauty & Beast)  

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

1848  Timothy Olmstead, composer, dies at 88 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history giovanni Battista Polledro, composer, dies at 72  

1856  J Keir Hardie, 1st Labour representative in British Parliament on this day in history.  

1858  On August - 15 regular mail to the Pacific coast begins  

1858  Regular mail to Pacific coast begins on August - 15.  

1860  Florence Kling DeWolfe Harding, 1st lady (1921-23) on August - 15.  

1861  On August - 15 lincoln directs reinforcements to be sent to MO  

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

1864  Off New England coast, CSS Tallahassee captures 6 yankee schooners on this day in history.  

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

1865  Johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga) on August - 15.  

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 August - 15.  

1870  Transcontinental Railway actually completed on this day in history.  

1870  Transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado on August - 15.  

1872  On this day in history harold Fraser-Simson, composer  

1874  Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert on this day in history.  

1875  Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, London, composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1171  On August - 15 birth of king Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230)  

1195  On August - 15 birth of anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231)  

1432  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1688  On this day in history birth of frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)  

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

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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 August - 15 flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies  

0778  On August - 15 death of roland, Frankish commander  

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

1040  Death of King Duncan I of Scotland on August - 15.  

1057  Death of Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan on this day in history.  

1118  On this day in history alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies  

1196  Death of Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173) on August - 15.  

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