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 This day in History - August 13
361 Historic Events for August 13
1696

State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor

Event
1704

French and Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German and Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany

Event
1704

Lorenzo Fago, composer

Birth
1713

King Frederik Willem declares war on Brandenburg-Prussia

Event
1717

Christoph Nichelsmann, German composer

Birth
1721

Francis Ireland, composer

Birth
1732

Voltaire's "Za‹re," premieres in Paris

Event
1740

Hunger strike in Rotterdam

Event
1747

Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer

Birth
1748

Pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot

Birth
1749

J E Schlegel, writer, dies

Death
1762

John Alberti, theologist/philological, dies at 64

Death
1784

English parliament accept India Act

Event
1787

Isa„c de Pinto, merchant/lender/Dutch States-general, dies

Death
1788

Prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90

Event
1792

Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette

Event
1799

English fleet under lord Seymour overthrows Suriname

Event
1802

Nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser)

Birth
1808

Henri Hardouin, composer, dies at 81

Death
1814

Treaty of London-Netherland stops transporting slaves

Event
1814

Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch

Event
1814

Anders Jonas ngstr”m, Sweden, physicist (spectroscope)

Birth
1817

Karoly Thern, composer

Birth
1818

Lucy Blackwell-Stone, US abolitionist (US Woman's Suffrage Assn)

Birth
1819

George Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician (spectroscope)

Birth