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Historical Events In August - 18

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1735  Evening Post begins publishing (Boston Mass) on August - 18.  

1745  Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, composer on this day in history.  

1750  On this day in history the birth of Antonio Salieri, Italian composer  

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  On this day in history frans I Stefanus, RC German emperor (1745-65), dies at 56  

1769  Gunpowder in Brescia Italy church explodes, killing 3,000 on this day in history.  

1769  On this day in history alexandre Stievenard, composer  

1774  Meriwether Lewis, Charlottsville VA, capt (Lewis & Clark Expedition) on August - 18.  

1778  Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica on this day in history.  

1792  On August - 18 john, 1st Earl Russell, British Whig PM (1846-52, 1865-66)  

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

1803  James Beattie, Scottish poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth), dies at 67 on August - 18.  

1805  On this day in history josef Danhauser, Austrian painter (Mutterliebe)  

1807  On this day in history charles Francis Adams, (Union), died in 1886  

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

1813  On August - 18 benjamin Alvord, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1884  

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

1818  On this day in history 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  On August - 18 the birth of Franz Joseph I, Austro-Hungarian emperor  

1834  On August - 18 mt Vesuvius erupts  

1834  On this day in history marshall Field, Conway Massachusetts, owner (Field Dept Store)  

1835  Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago on this day in history.  

1838  On August - 18 first US marine expedition  

1838  On August - 18 1st US marine expedition  

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

1840  Antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73 on August - 18.  

1846  Gen Stephen W Kearney's US forces captures Santa Fe, NM on this day in history.  

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 August - 18 benjamin Louis Paul Godard, composer  

1850  On this day in history h de Balzac, writer, dies at 51  

1853  Peter Lichtenthal, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1414  On this day in history birth of jami, Persian poet (d. 1492)  

1450  On August - 18 birth of marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet  

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

1587  On this day in history birth of 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)  

1587  On August - 18 birth of virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents  

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

1605  On August - 18 birth of henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660)  

1606  On August - 18 birth of maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)  


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 August - 18 genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies  

1236  Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on this day in history.  

1258  Death of Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea on August - 18.  

1276  On August - 18 adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies  

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

1430  Death of Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406) on this day in history.  

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