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Historical Events In August - 19

Tuesday, 01 December 2020

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

1836  HMS Beagle anchors at Angra Azores on this day in history.  

1839  On this day in history details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris  

1839  Oskar Brefeld, German botanist on August - 19.  

1844  Minna Canth, Finland, novelist/playwright (social evils) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11)  

1851  Gioseffo Catrufo, composer, dies at 80 on August - 19.  

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

1859  Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox) on August - 19.  

1860  On August - 19 john Kane, Scottish-born US primitivist painter (Self-Portrait)  

1861  On August - 19 confederacy Congress allies with govt of MO  

1864  2nd day of battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia on August - 19.  

1870  On this day in history bernard Baruch, financier/presidential adviser (Cold War)  

1871  Orville Wright, Dayton OH, aviator (Wright Brothers) on August - 19.  

1872  Eugene-Prosper Prevost, composer, dies at 63 on August - 19.  

1873  On August - 19 fred Stone, Longmont CO, acrobat/Broadway actor (Alice Adams)  

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 August - 19.  

1881  Georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances) on August - 19.  

1881  Joseph Labitzky, composer, dies at 79 on August - 19.  

1883  On this day in history the birth of Gabrielle (aka Coco) Chanel, French designer  

1885  Elsie Ferguson, NY, actress (Lie, Footlights, Scarlet Pages) on this day in history.  

1886  On this day in history robert Heger, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1888  On this day in history 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  Jean MMPA de Villiers de l'isle-Adam, French writer (Axel), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1890  Yves Alix, French painter/graphic artist on August - 19.  

1891  William Huggins describes astronomical application of spectrum on this day in history.  

1892  Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer, dies at 62 on August - 19.  

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

1398  On this day in history birth of marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458)  

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

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

1558  On this day in history birth of paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian  

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 August - 19.  

1596  On August - 19 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 this day in history.  

0472  On August - 19 ricimer, Barbaars general, dies  

1186  Death of Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1158) on this day in history.  

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

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

1297  On this day in history death of saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274)  

1493  Frederick III of Innsbruck, German Emperor (1440-1493), dies at 77 on August - 19.  

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

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