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Historical Events In August - 19

Friday, 03 July 2020

1831  On this day in history stephen Gano Burbridge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

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

1839  On August - 19 details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris  

1839  Oskar Brefeld, German botanist on August - 19.  

1844  On this day in history minna Canth, Finland, novelist/playwright (social evils)  

1848  Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris) on this day in history.  

1849  NY Herald reports gold discovery in California on August - 19.  

1851  Frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11) on this day in history.  

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

1858  Edith Nesbit, England, children books author (Railway Children) on this day in history.  

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

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

1861  Confederacy Congress allies with govt of MO on August - 19.  

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

1870  Bernard Baruch, financier/presidential adviser (Cold War) on August - 19.  

1871  On this day in history orville Wright, Dayton OH, aviator (Wright Brothers)  

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

1873  Fred Stone, Longmont CO, acrobat/Broadway actor (Alice Adams) on August - 19.  

1876  On August - 19 george Smith, English assyriologist (script), dies at 36  

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

1881  On August - 19 georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances)  

1881  On this day in history joseph Labitzky, composer, dies at 79  

1883  The birth of Gabrielle (aka Coco) Chanel, French designer on this day in history.  

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

1886  On this day in history robert Heger, composer  

1888  On this day in history first beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins  

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

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  On this day in history yves Alix, French painter/graphic artist  

1891  On this day in history william Huggins describes astronomical application of spectrum  

1892  On August - 19 frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer, dies at 62  

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  Katharine of Bohemia, Duchess of Bavaria (d. 1395) was born on this day in history.  

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

1521  On August - 19 birth of lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti)  

1557  On August - 19 birth of frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608)  

1558  Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian was born on August - 19.  

1590  On this day in history 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  Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine and Queen of Bohemia (d. 1662) was born on August - 19.  

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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  On this day in history ricimer, Barbaars general, dies  

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 August - 19.  

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 August - 19.  

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

1580  On this day in history andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71  

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