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Historical Events In August - 19

Thursday, 24 September 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 this day in history details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris  

1839  Oskar Brefeld, German botanist on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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 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 August - 19 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1883  The birth of Gabrielle (aka Coco) Chanel, French designer on August - 19.  

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

1886  On August - 19 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 August - 19.  

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

1889  Arthur Waley, sinologist, translator from Chinese & Japanese on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1892  On this day in history frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer, dies at 62  

1893  On August - 19 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 August - 19.  

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

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

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

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

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

1596  Elisabeth Stuart, English daughter of James I was born on this day in history.  

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 August - 19.  

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

1186  Death of Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1158) on August - 19.  

1245  On August - 19 death of ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (b. 1195)  

1284  On this day in history death of alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (b. 1273)  

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  Andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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