Historical Events In August - 01
Sunday, 09 August 2020
1685 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer on August - 01.
1686 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare) on August - 01.
1690 On this day in history battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus van Savoye
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 Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter on this day in history.
1714 On this day in history anne Stuart, queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49
1716 On this day in history 1st sculling race (London Bridge to Chelsea)
1732 Foundation laid for Bank of England on this day in history.
1743 Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46 on this day in history.
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 On August - 01 giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi, composer
1759 On August - 01 battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
1766 Ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer on August - 01.
1770 On this day in history william Clark, Charlottsville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
1774 On this day in history joseph Priestley isolates oxygen for the first time
1774 On August - 01 priestly discovers oxygen
1776 Formal signing of the Declaration of Independence on August - 01.
1779 Francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner) on August - 01.
1780 Sweden declares neutrality on August - 01.
1781 English army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia on August - 01.
1785 Caroline Herschel becomes first woman discoverer of a comet on this day in history.
1785 On August - 01 caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
1786 Louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister on August - 01.
1787 On August - 01 alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/saint, dies at 90
1789 US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act on August - 01.
1790 On August - 01 first US census (population of 3,939,214)
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 France becomes 1st country to use the metric system on this day in history.
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 August - 01 the English navy, under Nelson, defeats the French at the Battle of the Nile