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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  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 30

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1334  On this day in history birth of pedro, the Cruel, King of Castilia & Leon  

1334  Pedro of Castile (d. 1369) was born on August - 30.  

1377  Shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (d. 1447) was born on August - 30.  

1609  On August - 30 birth of artus I Quellinus "the Old", Flemish sculptor, baptised  

1687  Francesco Maria Vallara, composer was born on August - 30.  

1693  Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer/organist was born on August - 30.  

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

1720  Samuel Whitbread, English brewer (d. 1796) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 30

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0524  On August - 30 chlodomer, King of the France to Orleans, dies at about 29  

0526  Death of Theodorik the Great, King of Ostrogoten (b. 454) on August - 30.  

1181  Alexander III, [Orlando Bandinelli], Italian Pope (1159-81), dies on August - 30.  

1428  On this day in history 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  On August - 30 juan del Encina, composer, dies at 61  

1580  Emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherlands, dies on this day in history.  

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