Historical Events In August - 01
Tuesday, 21 May 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 Surrounded Czar Peter the Great flees Azov on August - 01.
1714 On August - 01 monarch Georg Ludwig becomes king George I of England
1714 Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter on August - 01.
1714 Anne Stuart, queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49 on August - 01.
1716 On August - 01 1st sculling race (London Bridge to Chelsea)
1732 On August - 01 foundation laid for Bank of England
1743 On August - 01 richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46
1744 Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, French zoologist on August - 01.
1753 On August - 01 charles, 3rd earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist
1755 Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer on August - 01.
1759 On August - 01 battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
1766 On August - 01 ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer
1770 On August - 01 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 Priestly discovers oxygen on August - 01.
1776 Formal signing of the Declaration of Independence on this day in history.
1779 Francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner) on August - 01.
1780 Sweden declares neutrality on this day in history.
1781 On this day in history english army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia
1785 On this day in history caroline Herschel becomes first woman discoverer of a comet
1785 On this day in history caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
1786 On August - 01 louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister
1787 Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/saint, dies at 90 on August - 01.
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 On this day in history 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 On August - 01 france becomes 1st country to use the metric system
1794 On this day in history whiskey Rebellion begins
1798 On this day in history british under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile
1798 On this day in history the English navy, under Nelson, defeats the French at the Battle of the Nile