Historical Events In August - 30
Sunday, 13 June 2021
1776 On August - 30 uS army evacuates Long Island/falls back to Manhattan, NYC
1781 On this day in history french fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British under Admiral Graves at battle of Chesapeake Capes in Revolutionary War
1791 The HMS Pandora sank after running aground on a reef the previous day on this day in history.
1797 The birth of Mary Shelley, English novelist and creator of 'Frankenstein' on this day in history.
1797 On August - 30 mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)
1799 On this day in history bataafse fleet surrender to English
1800 On August - 30 gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia
1804 On August - 30 aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [OS]
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 August - 30.
1809 Ignacy Potocki, Polish Foreign Minister (constitution), dies on August - 30.
1811 Thomas Gautier, writer on this day in history.
1813 Battle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance on this day in history.
1813 On this day in history princess Mathilde of Bavaria d. 1862
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 George Frederick Root, composer on this day in history.
1826 Theodor Zwetler, composer, dies at 67 on August - 30.
1831 Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle on August - 30.
1835 On August - 30 melbourne, Australia is founded.
1836 The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on August - 30.
1837 Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, 1st lady (1881-85) on this day in history.
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 Francis Baily, English astronomer/mathematician (Baily's Beads), dies on August - 30.
1849 Joseph Mallaby Dent, Dutch publisher on this day in history.
1850 On this day in history honolulu, Hawaii becomes a city
1852 On this day in history jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Neth, physical chemist (Nobel 1901)
1854 John Fremont issues proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels on this day in history.
1860 1st British tram opens (Birkenhead) on August - 30.
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 August - 30.