Historical Events In August - 01
Tuesday, 02 June 2020
1685 On August - 01 pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer
1686 On August - 01 benedetto Marcello, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare)
1690 Battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus van Savoye on August - 01.
1711 On August - 01 surrounded Czar Peter the Great flees Azov
1714 On this day in history monarch Georg Ludwig becomes king George I of England
1714 On August - 01 richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter
1714 On August - 01 anne Stuart, queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49
1716 1st sculling race (London Bridge to Chelsea) on this day in history.
1732 Foundation laid for Bank of England on this day in history.
1743 On this day in history richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46
1744 Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, French zoologist on this day in history.
1753 On August - 01 charles, 3rd earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist
1755 Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer on August - 01.
1759 On this day in history battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
1766 On August - 01 ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer
1770 William Clark, Charlottsville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition on this day in history.
1774 Joseph Priestley isolates oxygen for the first time on August - 01.
1774 On August - 01 priestly discovers oxygen
1776 On August - 01 formal signing of the Declaration of Independence
1779 On August - 01 francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner)
1780 Sweden declares neutrality on this day in history.
1781 English army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia on this day in history.
1785 On this day in history caroline Herschel becomes first woman discoverer of a comet
1785 Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet on this day in history.
1786 Louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister on this day in history.
1787 Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/saint, dies at 90 on this day in history.
1789 US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act on August - 01.
1790 First US census (population of 3,939,214) on this day in history.
1790 1st US census (population of 3,939,214; 697,624 are slaves) on August - 01.
1793 The metric unit of mass, the kilogram, is introduced in France on August - 01.
1793 France becomes 1st country to use the metric system on this day in history.
1794 Whiskey Rebellion begins on this day in history.
1798 British under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile on this day in history.
1798 The English navy, under Nelson, defeats the French at the Battle of the Nile on August - 01.