Historical Events In August - 30
Sunday, 03 July 2022
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.