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Births on this Day
  • 1744-08-01 - Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck: French zoologist
  • 1753-08-01 - Charles: England, United Kingdom -- 3rd Earl Stanhope, radical politician / Scientist
  • 1755-08-01 - Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi: Composer
  • 1766-08-01 - Ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner: Pianist / composer
  • 1766-08-01 - Jeffrey Wyatville: Architect
  • 1770-08-01 - William Clark: Charlottsville, Virginia -- 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • 1814-08-01 - Maxcy Gregg: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
 

Deaths on this Day
  • 1821-08-01 - Elizabeth Inchbald (Simpson): Actress / Author (Lady Abbess), dies at 68
  • 1834-08-01 - Robert Morrison: Missionary in China / translated bible
  • 1837-08-01 - Walter Geikie: Painter
  • 1846-08-01 - Peter Ritter: Composer, dies at 83
  • 1857-08-01 - Charles Turner: Engraver
  • 1882-08-01 - Henry Clarence Kendall: Australian poet, dies of tuberculosis at 43
  • 1883-08-01 - Karl Wilhelm Dindorf: Classic scholar
 

Events on this Day
  • 1498-08-01 - Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela)
  • 1794-08-01 - Whiskey Rebellion begins
  • 1588-08-01 - English Admiral Howard van Effingham beats Spanish Armada
  • 1589-08-01 - Murder attempt by Monk Jacques Clement on French King Hendrik III
  • 1619-08-01 - 1st black Americans (20) land at Jamestown, Virginia
  • 1626-08-01 - Earl Earnest Casimir conquerors Oldenzaal
  • 1628-08-01 - Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism
 

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