Historical Events In August - 01
Saturday, 25 March 2023
1685 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer on this day in history.
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 Surrounded Czar Peter the Great flees Azov on August - 01.
1714 On this day in history 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 Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46 on August - 01.
1744 On this day in history jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, French zoologist
1753 On August - 01 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 August - 01 william Clark, Charlottsville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
1774 On August - 01 joseph Priestley isolates oxygen for the first time
1774 Priestly discovers oxygen on this day in history.
1776 On August - 01 formal signing of the Declaration of Independence
1779 On August - 01 francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner)
1780 On August - 01 sweden declares neutrality
1781 English army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia on this day in history.
1785 Caroline Herschel becomes first woman discoverer of a comet on this day in history.
1785 Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet on August - 01.
1786 Louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister on this day in history.
1787 On this day in history alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/saint, dies at 90
1789 US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act on August - 01.
1790 First US census (population of 3,939,214) on August - 01.
1790 On this day in history 1st US census (population of 3,939,214; 697,624 are slaves)
1793 On this day in history 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 Whiskey Rebellion begins on August - 01.
1798 On August - 01 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
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