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Historical Events In August - 15

Monday, 01 March 2021

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

1808  A British mission to Japan arrives but the Tokugawa shogun Ienari rejects the emissaries on this day in history.  

1822  On this day in history 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 August - 15.  

1829  Eduard de Hartog, composer on this day in history.  

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

1832  On this day in history gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism & religious indifferentism  

1834  South Australia Act is passed by Britain's Parliament, allowing for establishment of colony there on this day in history.  

1839  On August - 15 hugh Archibald Clarke, composer  

1843  On August - 15 national black convention meets (Buffalo NY)  

1845  Walter Crane, England, painter/illustrator (Beauty & Beast) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Regular mail to the Pacific coast begins on this day in history.  

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  Lincoln directs reinforcements to be sent to MO on August - 15.  

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 August - 15.  

1865  Johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga) on this day in history.  

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  Harold Fraser-Simson, composer on August - 15.  

1874  On this day in history joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert  

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  Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231) was born on August - 15.  

1432  Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) was born on this day in history.  

1575  Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650) was born on August - 15.  

1613  On August - 15 birth of gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692)  

1619  On August - 15 birth of hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate  

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

1702  Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher was born on August - 15.  

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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 this day in history.  

0423  Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies on August - 15.  

0778  Death of Roland, Frankish commander on August - 15.  

1038  Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies on August - 15.  

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

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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