Historical Events In August - 13
Thursday, 23 March 2023
1704 Lorenzo Fago, composer on this day in history.
1705 On August - 13 battle of Blenheim, in southern Germany
1713 King Frederik Willem declares war on Brandenburg-Prussia on August - 13.
1717 Christoph Nichelsmann, German composer on August - 13.
1721 Francis Ireland, composer on this day in history.
1732 On August - 13 voltaire's "Zaire," premieres in Paris
1740 Hunger strike in Rotterdam on this day in history.
1747 Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer on August - 13.
1748 Pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot on this day in history.
1749 On August - 13 j E Schlegel, writer, dies
1756 The birth of Queen Adelaide, Consort of William IV on August - 13.
1762 John Alberti, theologist/philological, dies at 64 on this day in history.
1777 On August - 13 american explosive device made by David Bushnell explodes near British vessel off New London, CT.
1784 English parliament accept India Act on August - 13.
1787 Isaac de Pinto, merchant/lender/Dutch States-general, dies on this day in history.
1788 On this day in history prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90
1792 On August - 13 revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette
1799 English fleet under lord Seymour overthrows Suriname on this day in history.
1802 On August - 13 nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser)
1808 Henri Hardouin, composer, dies at 81 on August - 13.
1814 On August - 13 cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch
1817 Karoly Thern, composer on this day in history.
1818 On this day in history lucy Blackwell-Stone, US abolitionist (US Woman's Suffrage Assn)
1819 On this day in history george Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician (spectroscope)
1820 On this day in history george Grove, London, England, biblical scholar/misicographer
1826 On August - 13 william Thomas Best, composer
1831 Nat Turner leads uprising of slaves in Virginia on this day in history.
1831 On August - 13 salomon Jaoassohn, composer
1840 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros) on this day in history.
1841 Unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh) on this day in history.
1841 On this day in history bernhard Heinrich Romberg, German composer, dies at 73
1844 Explorer Ludwig Leichhardt leaves Brisbane to explore unknown territory beyond the Darling Downs on this day in history.
1846 Joint expedition led by CDR Robert Stockton seizes Los Angeles, CA on this day in history.
1851 On August - 13 john Lincoln Clem, Drummer (Union volunteers), died in 1937
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