Historical Events In August - 15
Tuesday, 07 July 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 August - 15 orris Sanford Ferry, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1824 On August - 15 freed American slaves forms country of Liberia
1829 On this day in history eduard de Hartog, composer
1832 On August - 15 gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism and religious indifferentism
1832 Gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism & religious indifferentism on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1843 On August - 15 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 [Georgette A] Helena Amelung, Dutch actress (Scapegoat) on this day in history.
1852 Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), dies at 92 on this day in history.
1853 Giovanni Battista Polledro, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.
1856 On August - 15 j Keir Hardie, 1st Labour representative in British Parliament
1858 On August - 15 regular mail to the Pacific coast begins
1858 Regular mail to Pacific coast begins on this day in history.
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 August - 15 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 On this day in history johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga)
1867 On August - 15 2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England
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 On August - 15 transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado
1872 Harold Fraser-Simson, composer on this day in history.
1874 Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert on this day in history.
1875 On this day in history samuel Coleridge-Taylor, London, composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast)