Historical Events In August - 01
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1798 Battle of Abukir on the Nile-Nelson defeats French fleet on this day in history.
1805 Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, composer, dies at 51 on August - 01.
1808 On August - 01 british forces invade Portugal under Sir Arthur Wellesley, they defeat Gen Dupont August 21, but Wellesley's superiors prevent him from following up his victory
1812 A rare tornado hits Westchester County, NY on this day in history.
1812 Rare tornado hits Westchester County NY on this day in history.
1813 Carl Stenborg, composer, dies at 60 on August - 01.
1814 On August - 01 belgium King Willem I accept blame in Southern defeat
1814 On this day in history maxcy Gregg, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1815 On August - 01 richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast
1818 On this day in history maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer on Nantucket Island
1819 The first parachute jump in US on August - 01.
1819 Herman Melville, US, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd) on August - 01.
1820 On this day in history london's Regent's Canal opens.
1821 On this day in history elizabeth Inchbald (Simpson), actress/author (Lady Abbess), dies at 68
1824 Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer on this day in history.
1828 On August - 01 bolton and Leigh Railway opens to freight traffic.
1831 On August - 01 london Bridge opens
1831 On this day in history london Bridge opens to traffic
1832 1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sac & Fox indians, end Black Hawk War on August - 01.
1832 Black Hawk defeated (IA) on August - 01.
1832 Whites decimate Indians in Battle of Bad Axe River, Wisc on August - 01.
1832 The Black Hawk War ends on this day in history.
1834 On August - 01 slavery abolished in British empire
1834 On August - 01 slavery abolished through out the British Empire
1834 On this day in history robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies
1836 On August - 01 hMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil
1837 Walter Geikie, painter, dies on this day in history.
1838 On August - 01 emancipation of British slaves on Bahamas
1840 On this day in history labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
1840 Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer on this day in history.
1842 On August - 01 rotherhithe Thames Tunnel opens
1843 Robert Todd Lincoln, Capt (Union volunteers), died in 1926 on this day in history.
1846 On August - 01 peter Ritter, composer, dies at 83
1847 Guido Papini, violinist/composer on August - 01.