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 This day in History - August 18
376 Historic Events for August 18
1759

-19] 2nd sea battle of Lagos: England vs France

Event
1765

Frans I Stefanus, RC German emperor (1745-65), dies at 56

Death
1769

Gunpowder in Brescia Italy church explodes, killing 3,000

Event
1769

Alexandre Stievenard, composer

Birth
1774

Meriwether Lewis, Charlottsville VA, capt (Lewis and Clark Expedition)

Birth
1778

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica

Birth
1792

John, 1st Earl Russell, British Whig PM (1846-52, 1865-66)

Birth
1795

Cura‡ao governor De Veer sends miltia to stop rebellious slaves

Event
1803

James Beattie, Scottish poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth), dies at 67

Death
1805

Josef Danhauser, Austrian painter (Mutterliebe)

Birth
1807

Charles Francis Adams, (Union), died in 1886

Birth
1811

Johann Heinrich Zang, composer, dies at 78

Death
1813

Benjamin Alvord, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1884

Birth
1817

Gloucester, Mass, newspapers tells of wild sea serpent seen offshore

Event
1818

William Farquhar Barry, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1879

Birth
1823

Willem J F Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian

Birth
1834

Marshall Field, Conway Massachusetts, owner (Field Dept Store)

Birth
1834

Mt Vesuvius erupts

Event
1835

Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago

Event
1838

1st US marine expedition

Event
1840

Antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73

Death
1840

Organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY)

Event
1846

Gen Stephen W Kearney's US forces captures Santa Fe NM

Event
1849

Benjamin Louis Paul Godard, composer

Birth
1850

H de Balzac, writer, dies at 51

Death