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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.  

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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 August - 19.  

1557  Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608) was born on this day in history.  

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

1590  Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649) was born on August - 19.  

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 this day in history sixtus III, Italian Pope (432-40), dies  

0472  Ricimer, Barbaars general, dies on this day in history.  

1186  On August - 19 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 August - 19.  

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

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

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

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