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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.  

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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 August - 30.  

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  Artus I Quellinus "the Old", Flemish sculptor, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1687  On August - 30 birth of francesco Maria Vallara, composer  

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

1705  David Hartley, English philosopher (d. 1757) was born on this day in history.  

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

1428  Death of Emperor Shōkō (b. 1401) on this day in history.  

1482  On August - 30 louis van Bourbon, prince-Bishop of Luik (Cluppelslagers), dies  

1483  On this day in history 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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