Historical Events In August - 19
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
1831 Stephen Gano Burbridge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on August - 19.
1836 On this day in history hMS Beagle anchors at Angra Azores
1839 Details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris on this day in history.
1839 On August - 19 oskar Brefeld, German botanist
1844 On August - 19 minna Canth, Finland, novelist/playwright (social evils)
1848 On August - 19 gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris)
1849 NY Herald reports gold discovery in California on this day in history.
1851 Frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11) on August - 19.
1851 On this day in history gioseffo Catrufo, composer, dies at 80
1858 Edith Nesbit, England, children books author (Railway Children) on this day in history.
1859 On August - 19 charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox)
1860 John Kane, Scottish-born US primitivist painter (Self-Portrait) on August - 19.
1861 On August - 19 confederacy Congress allies with govt of MO
1864 On this day in history 2nd day of battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia
1870 On August - 19 bernard Baruch, financier/presidential adviser (Cold War)
1871 On this day in history orville Wright, Dayton OH, aviator (Wright Brothers)
1872 On August - 19 eugene-Prosper Prevost, composer, dies at 63
1873 Fred Stone, Longmont CO, acrobat/Broadway actor (Alice Adams) on August - 19.
1876 On this day in history george Smith, English assyriologist (script), dies at 36
1878 Manuel Luis Quezón y Molina, 1st president of Philippines (1935-42) on this day in history.
1881 Georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances) on this day in history.
1881 On August - 19 joseph Labitzky, composer, dies at 79
1883 The birth of Gabrielle (aka Coco) Chanel, French designer on this day in history.
1885 On August - 19 elsie Ferguson, NY, actress (Lie, Footlights, Scarlet Pages)
1886 Robert Heger, composer on August - 19.
1888 First beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins on August - 19.
1888 On this day in history 1st beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins
1888 Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65 on this day in history.
1889 Arthur Waley, sinologist, translator from Chinese & Japanese on this day in history.
1889 On this day in history jean MMPA de Villiers de l'isle-Adam, French writer (Axel), dies at 60
1890 Yves Alix, French painter/graphic artist on this day in history.
1891 On August - 19 william Huggins describes astronomical application of spectrum
1892 Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer, dies at 62 on August - 19.
1893 Alfred Lunt, Milwaukee WI, Broadway actor (Emmy 1965) on this day in history.