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Historical Events In August - 15

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1807  Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician, dies at 70 on August - 15.  

1808  On this day in history a British mission to Japan arrives but the Tokugawa shogun Ienari rejects the emissaries  

1822  On August - 15 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 this day in history.  

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  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 August - 15.  

1843  National black convention meets (Buffalo NY) on August - 15.  

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

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 August - 15.  

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  On August - 15 regular mail to the Pacific coast begins  

1858  On this day in history regular mail to Pacific coast begins  

1860  On this day in history florence Kling DeWolfe Harding, 1st lady (1921-23)  

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

1863  Submarine "HL Hunley" arrives in Charleston on railroad cars on this day in history.  

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

1864  On August - 15 daniel Phineas Woodbury, US engineer/Union general-major, dies  

1865  On this day in history johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga)  

1867  2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England on August - 15.  

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  Transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado on August - 15.  

1872  Harold Fraser-Simson, composer on August - 15.  

1874  On August - 15 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  King Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650)  

1613  Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692) was born on August - 15.  

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

1688  Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740) was born on August - 15.  

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  Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies on this day in history.  

0778  On August - 15 death of roland, Frankish commander  

1038  Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies on this day in history.  

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 August - 15.  

1118  On August - 15 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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