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Historical Events In August - 18

Friday, 26 February 2021

1856  Charles Hutchison Gabriel, composer on August - 18.  

1858  On this day in history netherlands & Japan sign trade agreement  

1862  General Lee's adjutant major Stuart captured on this day in history.  

1863  Thomas Welsh, US Union brig-general (Antietam), dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history petersburg Campaign-Battle of Weldon Railroad day 1 of 3 days  

1864  On August - 18 6th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia: Confederate assault  

1868  Pierre Janssan discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse on August - 18.  

1870  Battle at Gravelotte Privat: Prussia beat France, 32,000 casualties on August - 18.  

1870  Felix Salm-Salm, Prussian/US prince/brig-general, dies in battle on August - 18.  

1871  On this day in history johan J Arch, graphic artist (wood cutter)  

1872  1st mail-order catalog issued by A M Ward on August - 18.  

1873  On this day in history the first ascent of Mount Whitney, Calif (14,494')  

1873  1st ascent of Mount Whitney, Calif (14,494') on August - 18.  

1873  Leo Slezak, Austria tenor/actor (Othello) on August - 18.  

1875  Johan E Elias, historian (Amsterdam) on August - 18.  

1878  On August - 18 fritz Brun, composer  

1881  On August - 18 hermann Karl Josef Zilcher, composer  

1882  On August - 18 eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor  

1883  On August - 18 gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel)  

1886  On this day in history carr Baker Neel & Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Assn doubles  

1887  Nico J Polak, Dutch economist on this day in history.  

1891  Hurricane hits Martinique, about 700 die on August - 18.  

1893  On this day in history ernest MacMillan, composer  

1894  On August - 18 congress creates Bureau of Immigration  

1894  William Charles Levey, composer, dies at 57 on August - 18.  

1896  Adolph Ochs (39) buys NY Times on this day in history.  

1896  On this day in history alan Mowbray, London England, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack)  

1896  Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer, dies at 88 on August - 18.  

1900  On this day in history walter O'Keefe, Hartford Ct, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood)  

1901  On August - 18 richard Kleinmichel, composer, dies at 54  

1902  On August - 18 julius Kalas, composer  

1903  Ake Olof Sebastian Udden, composer on August - 18.  

1904  Chris Watson resigns as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by George Reid on this day in history.  

1904  Max Factor Jr, CEO (Max Factor Cosmetics) on August - 18.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1579  Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange was born on August - 18.  

1587  1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare) was born on this day in history.  

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

1596  On August - 18 birth of jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)  

1605  Henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Decentius, Roman usurper on August - 18.  

0849  Death of Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1318  Death of Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) on August - 18.  

1430  Death of Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406) on August - 18.  

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