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 This day in History - August 12
404 Historic Events for August 12
1633

Jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71

Death
1638

Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81

Death
1644

Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer

Birth
1644

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, composer

Birth
1654

Cornelis Haga, ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76

Death
1658

1st US police corps forms (New Amsterdam)

Event
1660

Gilbertus van Zinnik, Flemish architect, dies at about 33

Death
1665

English fleet beat Dutch fleet

Event
1674

Philippe de Champaigne, painter, dies

Death
1675

Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73

Death
1676

1st war between American colonists and Indians ends in New England

Event
1676

King Philip, [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death

Death
1687

Charles of Lotharingen defeats Turkish leaders

Event
1687

Ottoman invaders of Hungary routed at Battle of Mohacs

Event
1689

Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Pope (1676-89), dies at 78

Death
1696

Maurice Greene, composer

Birth
1715

Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies

Death
1720

Martin Gerbert, [von Hornau], prince-abbot/music historian

Birth
1728

Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 61

Death
1744

Rowland Hill, preacher

Birth
1750

Rachel Ruysch, royal painter of soverign Johan von de Pfalz, dies

Death
1751

Johann Baptist Lasser, composer

Birth
1753

Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)

Birth
1757

ALF, alien life form (ALF)

Birth
1759

Battle of Kunersdorf - Russian-Austrian army overpowers Prussians

Event