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Historical Events In August - 19

Monday, 17 May 2021

1692  5 women executed for witchcraft in Salem Mass on this day in history.  

1698  On August - 19 russian czar Peter the Great begins term  

1699  Jose Saenz d'aguirre, Spanish cardinal, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1702  On this day in history -24] Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French  

1719  On this day in history karl H Freiherr von Canstein, German lawyer, dies at 52  

1737  Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, composer on August - 19.  

1743  Marie Jeanne Becu comtesse du Barry, last mistress of Louis XV on this day in history.  

1744  On this day in history carlo Arrigoni, composer, dies at 46  

1753  [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, dies at 66 on August - 19.  

1756  Anthony FRE Haersolte, member of Executing Regime on August - 19.  

1757  On this day in history battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [NS=Aug 30]  

1768  On this day in history saint Isaac's Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  

1772  On this day in history gustav III seizes effective control of Swedish govt & restores full power of monarchy, which had been subordinate to parliament since 1720  

1780  Baranger, writer on this day in history.  

1780  Bernhard Haltenberger, composer, dies at 32 on this day in history.  

1785  On this day in history seth Thomas, pioneer in mass production of clocks  

1787  W Herschel discovers Enceladus, a moon of Saturn on this day in history.  

1791  Benjamin Banneker published his 1st Almanac on August - 19.  

1795  Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer, dies at 67 on August - 19.  

1796  On August - 19 spain & France sign anti-English alliance  

1812  On this day in history uSS Constitution captures HMS Guerriere. Lucy Brewer served on board Consituation as Nicolas Baker during this battle.  

1812  US warship Constitution defeats British warship Guerriere on this day in history.  

1812  Vincenzo Righini, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1813  Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina's second triumvirate on August - 19.  

1813  William Henry Fry, composer on this day in history.  

1813  On August - 19 johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer, dies at 54  

1815  On August - 19 john Porter McCown, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1879  

1816  Java again in Dutch hands on August - 19.  

1816  Julius PJA van Zuylen van Nyevelt, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs on August - 19.  

1818  CAPT James Biddle takes possession of Oregon Territory for U.S on August - 19.  

1821  Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII on August - 19.  

1822  On this day in history melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer, dies at 62  

1824  On this day in history georg Goltermann, composer  

1826  On August - 19 canada Co chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario)  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 19

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  On this day in history birth of katharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria (d. 1395)  

1398  On August - 19 birth of marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458)  

1521  Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti) was born on August - 19.  

1557  Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608) was born on August - 19.  

1558  Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian was born on this day in history.  

1590  On August - 19 birth of henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649)  

1596  On this day in history birth of elisabeth Stuart, English daughter of James I  

1596  On this day in history birth of elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine and Queen of Bohemia (d. 1662)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0440  Sixtus III, Italian Pope (432-40), dies on August - 19.  

0472  Ricimer, Barbaars general, dies on August - 19.  

1186  Death of Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1158) on August - 19.  

1245  On this day in history death of ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (b. 1195)  

1284  Death of Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (b. 1273) on this day in history.  

1297  Death of Saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274) on this day in history.  

1493  On this day in history frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77  

1580  On August - 19 andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71  

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