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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)  

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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 this day in history birth of anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231)  

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  Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692) was born on this day in history.  

1619  On this day in history birth of hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate  

1688  On August - 15 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 this day in history.  

0423  On August - 15 flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies  

0778  Death of Roland, Frankish commander on this day in history.  

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

1040  On August - 15 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 August - 15 alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies  

1196  On this day in history death of conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173)  

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