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Historical Events In August - 30

Monday, 08 March 2021

1776  On August - 30 uS army evacuates Long Island/falls back to Manhattan, NYC  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1797  Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein) on August - 30.  

1799  On August - 30 bataafse fleet surrender to English  

1800  On this day in history gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia  

1804  On this day in history aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [OS]  

1805  On August - 30 michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist  

1808  Joseph Anton Bauer, composer, dies at 83 on August - 30.  

1809  Adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer on this day in history.  

1809  Ignacy Potocki, Polish Foreign Minister (constitution), dies on this day in history.  

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 August - 30 princess Mathilde of Bavaria d. 1862  

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 this day in history.  

1826  Theodor Zwetler, composer, dies at 67 on August - 30.  

1831  On August - 30 charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle  

1835  Melbourne, Australia is founded on this day in history.  

1836  The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on August - 30.  

1837  On this day in history ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, 1st lady (1881-85)  

1842  Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, composer on August - 30.  

1843  On this day in history the first black participation in national political convention (Liberty Party)  

1843  On August - 30 1st blacks participation in natl political convention (Liberty Party)  

1844  Friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum) on this day in history.  

1844  Francis Baily, English astronomer/mathematician (Baily's Beads), dies on August - 30.  

1849  On August - 30 joseph Mallaby Dent, Dutch publisher  

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 August - 30.  

1860  1st British tram opens (Birkenhead) on this day in history.  

1862  On August - 30 battle of 2nd Manassas-Pope defeated by Lee-Battle of Richmond, KY  

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 this day in history.  

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  On August - 30 birth of francesco Maria Vallara, composer  

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

1705  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history alexander III, [Orlando Bandinelli], Italian Pope (1159-81), dies  

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

1482  Louis van Bourbon, prince-Bishop of Luik (Cluppelslagers), dies on this day in history.  

1483  Louis XI, King of France (1461-83), dies at 60 on August - 30.  

1529  On this day in history juan del Encina, composer, dies at 61  

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

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