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 This day in History - August 14
428 Historic Events for August 14
1687

Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/ruler (Nassau-Dietz) [NS]

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1688

Frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants)

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1714

Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter

Birth
1727

William Croft, composer, dies at 48

Death
1737

Charles Hutton, mathematician

Birth
1740

Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23)

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1742

Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris)

Birth
1743

Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War

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1756

French capture Fort Oswego, NY

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1758

Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer

Birth
1758

Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beat Russia, 1000s killed

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1762

English fleet occupies Havana

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1763

Giovanni Battista Somis, composer, dies at 76

Death
1765

Mass colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)

Event
1769

Friedrich Ludwig Dulon, flautist/composer

Birth
1777

Hans Christian Oersted, Den, physicist/chemist (View of Chemical Law)

Birth
1778

Augustus Montague Toplady, hymn writer (Rock of Ages), dies

Death
1782

Suriname forbids selling slave mothers without their babies

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1784

Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal/diplomat

Birth
1785

John William Fletcher, evangelist, dies

Death
1788

Thomas Sheridan, actor/biographer/lexicographer (Intelligencer), dies

Death
1790

Sweden and Russia sign Peace of Verela

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1794

George Colman, the Elder, playwright, dies

Death
1802

Letitia Elizabeth Landon, England, poet (Heath's Book of Beauty)

Birth
1810

Samuel Sebastian Wesley, composer

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