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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.  

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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  Shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (d. 1447) was born on August - 30.  

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

1687  Francesco Maria Vallara, composer was born on this day in history.  

1693  On August - 30 birth of jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer/organist  

1705  On August - 30 birth of david Hartley, English philosopher (d. 1757)  

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

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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 August - 30.  

0526  On August - 30 death of theodorik the Great, King of Ostrogoten (b. 454)  

1181  Alexander III, [Orlando Bandinelli], Italian Pope (1159-81), dies on this day in history.  

1428  On August - 30 death of emperor Shōkō (b. 1401)  

1482  On this day in history 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 August - 30.  

1580  On this day in history emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherlands, dies  

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