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Historical Events In August - 19

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

1831  Stephen Gano Burbridge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) on this day in history.  

1836  On August - 19 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  Minna Canth, Finland, novelist/playwright (social evils) on August - 19.  

1848  Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris) on August - 19.  

1849  On August - 19 nY Herald reports gold discovery in California  

1851  Frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11) on August - 19.  

1851  On August - 19 gioseffo Catrufo, composer, dies at 80  

1858  On August - 19 edith Nesbit, England, children books author (Railway Children)  

1859  Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox) on this day in history.  

1860  John Kane, Scottish-born US primitivist painter (Self-Portrait) on this day in history.  

1861  Confederacy Congress allies with govt of MO on this day in history.  

1864  2nd day of battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history 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  On this day in history fred Stone, Longmont CO, acrobat/Broadway actor (Alice Adams)  

1876  George Smith, English assyriologist (script), dies at 36 on August - 19.  

1878  On this day in history manuel Luis Quezón y Molina, 1st president of Philippines (1935-42)  

1881  On this day in history georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances)  

1881  Joseph Labitzky, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1883  On August - 19 the birth of Gabrielle (aka Coco) Chanel, French designer  

1885  On this day in history elsie Ferguson, NY, actress (Lie, Footlights, Scarlet Pages)  

1886  Robert Heger, composer on this day in history.  

1888  First beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins on this day in history.  

1888  1st beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins on August - 19.  

1888  On August - 19 spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65  

1889  On this day in history arthur Waley, sinologist, translator from Chinese & Japanese  

1889  On August - 19 jean MMPA de Villiers de l'isle-Adam, French writer (Axel), dies at 60  

1890  On August - 19 yves Alix, French painter/graphic artist  

1891  William Huggins describes astronomical application of spectrum on August - 19.  

1892  Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1893  On this day in history alfred Lunt, Milwaukee WI, Broadway actor (Emmy 1965)  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 19

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  On August - 19 birth of katharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria (d. 1395)  

1398  Marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458) was born on August - 19.  

1521  Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti) was born on this day in history.  

1557  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608)  

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  Elisabeth Stuart, English daughter of James I was born on this day in history.  

1596  Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine and Queen of Bohemia (d. 1662) was born on August - 19.  

Famous Deaths In August - 19

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0440  On August - 19 sixtus III, Italian Pope (432-40), dies  

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

1186  On this day in history death of geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1158)  

1245  Death of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (b. 1195) on this day in history.  

1284  On August - 19 death of alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (b. 1273)  

1297  Death of Saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274) on August - 19.  

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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