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)