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Historical Events In August - 18

Monday, 28 September 2020

1856  On this day in history charles Hutchison Gabriel, composer  

1858  Netherlands & Japan sign trade agreement on this day in history.  

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

1863  On this day in history thomas Welsh, US Union brig-general (Antietam), dies at 39  

1864  Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Weldon Railroad day 1 of 3 days on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history 6th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia: Confederate assault  

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

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  On this day in history 1st mail-order catalog issued by A M Ward  

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

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

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

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

1878  On this day in history fritz Brun, composer  

1881  On August - 18 hermann Karl Josef Zilcher, composer  

1882  Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor on August - 18.  

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 this day in history nico J Polak, Dutch economist  

1891  On this day in history hurricane hits Martinique, about 700 die  

1893  Ernest MacMillan, composer on August - 18.  

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 August - 18.  

1896  Alan Mowbray, London England, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack) on this day in history.  

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

1900  On August - 18 walter O'Keefe, Hartford Ct, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood)  

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

1902  Julius Kalas, composer on this day in history.  

1903  On August - 18 ake Olof Sebastian Udden, composer  

1904  Chris Watson resigns as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by George Reid on August - 18.  

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

1450  Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet was born on this day in history.  

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

1587  1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare) was born on August - 18.  

1587  On this day in history birth of virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents  

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

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

1606  Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  On this day in history death of decentius, Roman usurper  

0849  On August - 18 death of walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian  

1227  Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on this day in history.  

1236  On August - 18 theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies  

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

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

1318  Death of Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) on this day in history.  

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

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