Historical Events In August - 12
Sunday, 21 April 2019
1638 On August - 12 johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81
1644 Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer on August - 12.
1654 On this day in history cornelis Haga, ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76
1658 On August - 12 1st US police corps forms (New Amsterdam)
1660 On this day in history gilbertus van Zinnik, Flemish architect, dies at about 33
1665 On this day in history english fleet beat Dutch fleet
1674 Philippe de Champaigne, painter, dies on August - 12.
1675 On this day in history karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73
1676 On August - 12 king Philip's War (vs Wampanoag Indians) ends in New England
1676 1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England on August - 12.
1676 King Philip, [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death on this day in history.
1687 On this day in history charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders
1689 Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Pope (1676-89), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1696 On August - 12 maurice Greene, composer
1715 Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies on this day in history.
1720 On this day in history martin Gerbert, [von Hornau], prince-abbot/music historian
1728 On August - 12 henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 61
1744 On August - 12 rowland Hill, preacher
1750 Rachel Ruysch, royal painter of soverign Johan von de Pfalz, dies on this day in history.
1751 Johann Baptist Lasser, composer on this day in history.
1753 Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables) on this day in history.
1757 On this day in history aLF, alien life form (ALF)
1759 On this day in history battle of Kunersdorf
1762 On this day in history george IV, king of England (1820-30)
1774 Robert Southey, English poet laureate/biographer of Nelson on August - 12.
1778 On this day in history francis Horner, politician
1781 On August - 12 robert Mills, US, architect (Washington Monument)
1793 The Rhône départment is created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire was split into two: Rhône and Loire (Lêre) on August - 12.
1797 Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer, dies at 73 on August - 12.
1811 John FE Acton, cruel premier of Naples, dies at 77 on August - 12.
1812 On August - 12 dr Joseph Lister is 1st surgeon to use disinfectant during surgery
1812 On August - 12 jean Joseph Rodolphe, composer, dies at 81
1819 On this day in history daniel Davidson Bidwell, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1820 Oliver Mowat, a founder of the Canadian Confederation on this day in history.