Historical Events In August - 30
Thursday, 01 October 2020
1776 US army evacuates Long Island/falls back to Manhattan, NYC on this day in history.
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 On August - 30 the HMS Pandora sank after running aground on a reef the previous day.
1797 The birth of Mary Shelley, English novelist and creator of 'Frankenstein' on August - 30.
1797 On August - 30 mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)
1799 Bataafse fleet surrender to English on August - 30.
1800 Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia on August - 30.
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 On this day in history adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer
1809 On August - 30 ignacy Potocki, Polish Foreign Minister (constitution), dies
1811 On August - 30 thomas Gautier, writer
1813 Battle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance on August - 30.
1813 Princess Mathilde of Bavaria d. 1862 on this day in history.
1820 On this day in history 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?"
1820 George Frederick Root, composer on August - 30.
1826 Theodor Zwetler, composer, dies at 67 on August - 30.
1831 Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle on August - 30.
1835 On this day in history melbourne, Australia is founded.
1836 The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on this day in history.
1837 On this day in history ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, 1st lady (1881-85)
1842 On August - 30 victor Alphonse Duvernoy, composer
1843 On August - 30 the first black participation in national political convention (Liberty Party)
1843 1st blacks participation in natl political convention (Liberty Party) on this day in history.
1844 On this day in history friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum)
1844 On August - 30 francis Baily, English astronomer/mathematician (Baily's Beads), dies
1849 Joseph Mallaby Dent, Dutch publisher on August - 30.
1850 Honolulu, Hawaii becomes a city on this day in history.
1852 Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Neth, physical chemist (Nobel 1901) on August - 30.
1854 John Fremont issues proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels on this day in history.
1860 On August - 30 1st British tram opens (Birkenhead)
1862 On this day in history battle of 2nd Manassas-Pope defeated by Lee-Battle of Richmond, KY
1862 Battle of Altamont-Confederates beat Union forces in Tennessee on August - 30.