Historical Events In August - 22
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
1681 Pierre Danican Philidor, composer on August - 22.
1707 On August - 22 prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
1711 On this day in history british Admiral Hovenden Walker's assault on New France falters as 8 of his 15 warships are wrecked in gales and heavy fog in the St. Lawrence; nearly 900 men drown; 25 ships remaining in fleet return to England.
1715 Handel's "Watermusic" premieres on Thames on August - 22.
1717 On August - 22 spanish troops lands on Sardinia
1753 Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer on August - 22.
1755 On this day in history caspar Burman, historian/mayor (Utrecht), dies
1760 Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italy, Pope (1823-29) on this day in history.
1762 On August - 22 first female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury
1762 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury on August - 22.
1766 On August - 22 joseph-Denis Doche, composer
1770 On August - 22 james Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.
1771 Jan Joseph Rosler, composer on August - 22.
1775 King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion on August - 22.
1780 On August - 22 resolution, without Capt Cook, returns to England
1787 On August - 22 john Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
1788 On this day in history british create the settlement of Sierra Leone, Africa, for freed slaves
1788 On August - 22 sierra Leone, settled by British as a former haven for slaves
1788 On this day in history thomas Tredgold, engineer/carpenter
1791 Haitian Revolution begins on this day in history.
1791 On August - 22 haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Boukman
1793 On August - 22 louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France, dies at 80
1795 Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary on this day in history.
1798 On this day in history french forces land in Ireland
1798 French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion on this day in history.
1801 Pieter G van Overstraten, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 46 on this day in history.
1818 On this day in history grand duchy of Bathe forms
1818 Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85 on August - 22.
1822 On this day in history george Stoneman, US Union general-major/(Gov-Calif, 1883-87)
1826 Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah on August - 22.
1827 On August - 22 josé de La Mar becomes President of Peru.
1827 On August - 22 edouard Silas, composer
1828 Franz Joseph Gall, German/French physician (frenology), dies at 70 on August - 22.
1831 John White, composer, dies at 52 on August - 22.