Historical Events In August - 01
Friday, 29 September 2023
1685 On this day in history pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer
1686 On August - 01 benedetto Marcello, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare)
1690 On August - 01 battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus van Savoye
1711 On August - 01 surrounded Czar Peter the Great flees Azov
1714 Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes king George I of England on August - 01.
1714 On this day in history richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter
1714 Anne Stuart, queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49 on this day in history.
1716 On August - 01 1st sculling race (London Bridge to Chelsea)
1732 On August - 01 foundation laid for Bank of England
1743 Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46 on this day in history.
1744 On this day in history jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, French zoologist
1753 On this day in history charles, 3rd earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist
1755 On August - 01 giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer
1759 On August - 01 battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
1766 On this day in history ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer
1770 On this day in history william Clark, Charlottsville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
1774 Joseph Priestley isolates oxygen for the first time on this day in history.
1774 On this day in history priestly discovers oxygen
1776 Formal signing of the Declaration of Independence on August - 01.
1779 On August - 01 francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner)
1780 On this day in history sweden declares neutrality
1781 English army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia on August - 01.
1785 Caroline Herschel becomes first woman discoverer of a comet on August - 01.
1785 On this day in history caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
1786 Louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister on August - 01.
1787 Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/saint, dies at 90 on August - 01.
1789 US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act on this day in history.
1790 First US census (population of 3,939,214) on this day in history.
1790 On August - 01 1st US census (population of 3,939,214; 697,624 are slaves)
1793 On August - 01 the metric unit of mass, the kilogram, is introduced in France
1793 France becomes 1st country to use the metric system on this day in history.
1794 Whiskey Rebellion begins on August - 01.
1798 On August - 01 british under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile
1798 On August - 01 the English navy, under Nelson, defeats the French at the Battle of the Nile