Historical Events In August - 01
Saturday, 21 September 2019
1685 On August - 01 pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer
1686 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare) on August - 01.
1690 Battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus van Savoye on this day in history.
1711 On this day in history surrounded Czar Peter the Great flees Azov
1714 Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes king George I of England on August - 01.
1714 Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter on August - 01.
1714 On this day in history anne Stuart, queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49
1716 On August - 01 1st sculling race (London Bridge to Chelsea)
1732 On this day in history foundation laid for Bank of England
1743 On August - 01 richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46
1744 On August - 01 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 Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France on this day in history.
1766 On this day in history ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer
1770 William Clark, Charlottsville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition on August - 01.
1774 Joseph Priestley isolates oxygen for the first time on August - 01.
1774 Priestly discovers oxygen on August - 01.
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 On August - 01 english army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia
1785 On August - 01 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 August - 01.
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 August - 01.
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 On August - 01 france becomes 1st country to use the metric system
1794 On this day in history whiskey Rebellion begins
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.