Historical Events In August - 30
Monday, 03 August 2020
1776 US army evacuates Long Island/falls back to Manhattan, NYC on August - 30.
1781 On August - 30 french fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British under Admiral Graves at battle of Chesapeake Capes in Revolutionary War
1791 The HMS Pandora sank after running aground on a reef the previous day on this day in history.
1797 The birth of Mary Shelley, English novelist and creator of 'Frankenstein' on this day in history.
1797 On August - 30 mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)
1799 On August - 30 bataafse fleet surrender to English
1800 On August - 30 gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia
1804 On August - 30 aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [OS]
1805 Michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist on August - 30.
1808 Joseph Anton Bauer, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.
1809 On August - 30 adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer
1809 Ignacy Potocki, Polish Foreign Minister (constitution), dies on this day in history.
1811 On August - 30 thomas Gautier, writer
1813 On August - 30 battle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
1813 On this day in history princess Mathilde of Bavaria d. 1862
1820 James Wilson, Strathaven Radical, hung and beheaded at Glasgow Green for his part in the 1820 Rising. A crowd of 20,000 sympathetic to Wilson, witnessed the event. James Wilson, on his way to the scaffold, remarked to the hangman Thomas Moore - "Did ye evir see sic a crowd, Tammas?" on August - 30.
1820 George Frederick Root, composer on this day in history.
1826 On August - 30 theodor Zwetler, composer, dies at 67
1831 On August - 30 charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle
1835 Melbourne, Australia is founded on this day in history.
1836 The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on this day in history.
1837 On this day in history ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, 1st lady (1881-85)
1842 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, composer on this day in history.
1843 The first black participation in national political convention (Liberty Party) on August - 30.
1843 On this day in history 1st blacks participation in natl political convention (Liberty Party)
1844 On August - 30 friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum)
1844 On August - 30 francis Baily, English astronomer/mathematician (Baily's Beads), dies
1849 Joseph Mallaby Dent, Dutch publisher on August - 30.
1850 On this day in history honolulu, Hawaii becomes a city
1852 Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Neth, physical chemist (Nobel 1901) on this day in history.
1854 On this day in history john Fremont issues proclamation freeing slaves of Missouri rebels
1860 1st British tram opens (Birkenhead) on August - 30.
1862 Battle of 2nd Manassas-Pope defeated by Lee-Battle of Richmond, KY on this day in history.
1862 On this day in history battle of Altamont-Confederates beat Union forces in Tennessee