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Historical Events In August - 30

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1776  US army evacuates Long Island/falls back to Manhattan, NYC on August - 30.  

1781  French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British under Admiral Graves at battle of Chesapeake Capes in Revolutionary War on this day in history.  

1791  On August - 30 the HMS Pandora sank after running aground on a reef the previous day.  

1797  On August - 30 the birth of Mary Shelley, English novelist and creator of 'Frankenstein'  

1797  Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein) on this day in history.  

1799  On this day in history bataafse fleet surrender to English  

1800  Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia on this day in history.  

1804  Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [OS] on this day in history.  

1805  On this day in history michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist  

1808  Joseph Anton Bauer, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1809  Adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer on this day in history.  

1809  On August - 30 ignacy Potocki, Polish Foreign Minister (constitution), dies  

1811  On August - 30 thomas Gautier, writer  

1813  On August - 30 battle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.  

1813  Princess Mathilde of Bavaria d. 1862 on this day in history.  

1820  James Wilson, Strathaven Radical, hung and beheaded at Glasgow Green for his part in the 1820 Rising. A crowd of 20,000 sympathetic to Wilson, witnessed the event. James Wilson, on his way to the scaffold, remarked to the hangman Thomas Moore - "Did ye evir see sic a crowd, Tammas?" on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history george Frederick Root, composer  

1826  On August - 30 theodor Zwetler, composer, dies at 67  

1831  Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle on August - 30.  

1835  On this day in history melbourne, Australia is founded.  

1836  On this day in history the city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen  

1837  On this day in history ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, 1st lady (1881-85)  

1842  On August - 30 victor Alphonse Duvernoy, composer  

1843  The first black participation in national political convention (Liberty Party) on this day in history.  

1843  On August - 30 1st blacks participation in natl political convention (Liberty Party)  

1844  Friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum) on August - 30.  

1844  On August - 30 francis Baily, English astronomer/mathematician (Baily's Beads), dies  

1849  Joseph Mallaby Dent, Dutch publisher on this day in history.  

1850  On August - 30 honolulu, Hawaii becomes a city  

1852  Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Neth, physical chemist (Nobel 1901) on August - 30.  

1854  On August - 30 john Fremont issues proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels  

1860  On August - 30 1st British tram opens (Birkenhead)  

1862  Battle of 2nd Manassas-Pope defeated by Lee-Battle of Richmond, KY on August - 30.  

1862  Battle of Altamont-Confederates beat Union forces in Tennessee on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 30

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1334  Pedro, the Cruel, King of Castilia & Leon was born on this day in history.  

1334  Pedro of Castile (d. 1369) was born on this day in history.  

1377  On this day in history birth of shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (d. 1447)  

1609  Artus I Quellinus "the Old", Flemish sculptor, baptised was born on August - 30.  

1687  Francesco Maria Vallara, composer was born on August - 30.  

1693  On this day in history birth of jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer/organist  

1705  On this day in history birth of david Hartley, English philosopher (d. 1757)  

1720  Samuel Whitbread, English brewer (d. 1796) was born on August - 30.  

Famous Deaths In August - 30

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0524  Chlodomer, King of the France to Orleans, dies at about 29 on this day in history.  

0526  Death of Theodorik the Great, King of Ostrogoten (b. 454) on August - 30.  

1181  Alexander III, [Orlando Bandinelli], Italian Pope (1159-81), dies on August - 30.  

1428  Death of Emperor Shōkō (b. 1401) on this day in history.  

1482  On August - 30 louis van Bourbon, prince-Bishop of Luik (Cluppelslagers), dies  

1483  On August - 30 louis XI, King of France (1461-83), dies at 60  

1529  Juan del Encina, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1580  Emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherlands, dies on August - 30.  

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