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Historical Events In August - 18

Monday, 01 March 2021

1735  Evening Post begins publishing (Boston Mass) on this day in history.  

1745  On August - 18 vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, composer  

1750  The birth of Antonio Salieri, Italian composer on August - 18.  

1750  Antonio Salieri, Italy, composer (Tatare) on this day in history.  

1759  -19] 2nd sea battle of Lagos: England vs France on this day in history.  

1765  Frans I Stefanus, RC German emperor (1745-65), dies at 56 on August - 18.  

1769  On August - 18 gunpowder in Brescia Italy church explodes, killing 3,000  

1769  Alexandre Stievenard, composer on August - 18.  

1774  Meriwether Lewis, Charlottsville VA, capt (Lewis & Clark Expedition) on this day in history.  

1778  On this day in history fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica  

1792  John, 1st Earl Russell, British Whig PM (1846-52, 1865-66) on this day in history.  

1795  Curacao governor De Veer sends miltia to stop rebellious slaves on this day in history.  

1803  On this day in history james Beattie, Scottish poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth), dies at 67  

1805  On August - 18 josef Danhauser, Austrian painter (Mutterliebe)  

1807  On August - 18 charles Francis Adams, (Union), died in 1886  

1811  On this day in history johann Heinrich Zang, composer, dies at 78  

1813  Benjamin Alvord, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1884 on this day in history.  

1817  On this day in history gloucester, Mass, newspapers tells of wild sea serpent seen offshore  

1818  On August - 18 william Farquhar Barry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1879  

1823  On this day in history willem J F Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian  

1830  The birth of Franz Joseph I, Austro-Hungarian emperor on this day in history.  

1834  On August - 18 mt Vesuvius erupts  

1834  On August - 18 marshall Field, Conway Massachusetts, owner (Field Dept Store)  

1835  On August - 18 last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago  

1838  First US marine expedition on August - 18.  

1838  1st US marine expedition on this day in history.  

1840  Organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY) on this day in history.  

1840  On this day in history antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73  

1846  On this day in history gen Stephen W Kearney's US forces captures Santa Fe, NM  

1846  On this day in history gen Stephen W Kearney's US forces captures Santa Fe NM  

1848  Camila O'Gorman and Ladislao Gutierrez are executed on the orders of Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas on August - 18.  

1849  On this day in history benjamin Louis Paul Godard, composer  

1850  H de Balzac, writer, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1853  On August - 18 peter Lichtenthal, composer, dies at 73  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1414  Jami, Persian poet (d. 1492) was born on August - 18.  

1450  Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet was born on August - 18.  

1579  On August - 18 birth of charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange  

1587  On August - 18 birth of 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)  

1587  Virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents was born on this day in history.  

1596  Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665) was born on this day in history.  

1605  Henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660) was born on August - 18.  

1606  Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646) was born on August - 18.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  On August - 18 death of decentius, Roman usurper  

0849  Death of Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on August - 18.  

1227  On this day in history genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies  

1236  Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on August - 18.  

1258  On this day in history death of theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea  

1276  Adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies on this day in history.  

1318  On this day in history death of clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)  

1430  On August - 18 death of thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406)  

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