Historical Events In August - 30
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
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 August - 30.
1791 The HMS Pandora sank after running aground on a reef the previous day on this day in history.
1797 On August - 30 the birth of Mary Shelley, English novelist and creator of 'Frankenstein'
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 this day in history.
1804 On this day in history aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [OS]
1805 On August - 30 michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist
1808 On this day in history joseph Anton Bauer, composer, dies at 83
1809 Adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer on this day in history.
1809 On this day in history ignacy Potocki, Polish Foreign Minister (constitution), dies
1811 Thomas Gautier, writer on August - 30.
1813 On this day in history battle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
1813 On August - 30 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 August - 30.
1820 On August - 30 george Frederick Root, composer
1826 On August - 30 theodor Zwetler, composer, dies at 67
1831 On August - 30 charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle
1835 Melbourne, Australia is founded on this day in history.
1836 On this day in history the city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen
1837 On August - 30 ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, 1st lady (1881-85)
1842 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, composer on this day in history.
1843 The first black participation in national political convention (Liberty Party) on August - 30.
1843 1st blacks participation in natl political convention (Liberty Party) on this day in history.
1844 Friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum) on August - 30.
1844 Francis Baily, English astronomer/mathematician (Baily's Beads), dies on August - 30.
1849 On August - 30 joseph Mallaby Dent, Dutch publisher
1850 On August - 30 honolulu, Hawaii becomes a city
1852 On August - 30 jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Neth, physical chemist (Nobel 1901)
1854 John Fremont issues proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels on August - 30.
1860 1st British tram opens (Birkenhead) on this day in history.
1862 Battle of 2nd Manassas-Pope defeated by Lee-Battle of Richmond, KY on this day in history.
1862 On August - 30 battle of Altamont-Confederates beat Union forces in Tennessee