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Historical Events In August - 18

Friday, 03 July 2020

1856  On August - 18 charles Hutchison Gabriel, composer  

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

1862  On this day in history general Lee's adjutant major Stuart captured  

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

1864  Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Weldon Railroad day 1 of 3 days on August - 18.  

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

1868  Pierre Janssan discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history battle at Gravelotte Privat: Prussia beat France, 32,000 casualties  

1870  On this day in history felix Salm-Salm, Prussian/US prince/brig-general, dies in battle  

1871  Johan J Arch, graphic artist (wood cutter) on August - 18.  

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

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

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

1873  Leo Slezak, Austria tenor/actor (Othello) on this day in history.  

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

1878  On August - 18 fritz Brun, composer  

1881  Hermann Karl Josef Zilcher, composer on August - 18.  

1882  On this day in history eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor  

1883  Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel) on August - 18.  

1886  Carr Baker Neel & Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Assn doubles on August - 18.  

1887  On August - 18 nico J Polak, Dutch economist  

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

1893  On August - 18 ernest MacMillan, composer  

1894  Congress creates Bureau of Immigration on this day in history.  

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 August - 18 alan Mowbray, London England, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack)  

1896  On August - 18 frederick Nichols Crouch, composer, dies at 88  

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

1901  Richard Kleinmichel, composer, dies at 54 on August - 18.  

1902  On this day in history julius Kalas, composer  

1903  On this day in history ake Olof Sebastian Udden, composer  

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

1904  Max Factor Jr, CEO (Max Factor Cosmetics) 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 this day in history birth of marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet  

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

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

1587  Virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents was born on August - 18.  

1596  On this day in history birth of jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)  

1605  On this day in history birth of henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660)  

1606  On this day in history birth of maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)  

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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 August - 18 genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies  

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

1258  Death of Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea on this day in history.  

1276  On this day in history 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 August - 18.  

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