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 This day in History - August 19
368 Historic Events for August 19
1650

Abraham de Verwer, painter, buried at about 55

Death
1654

Yom Tov Lipmann Heller, rabbi/author (Tosefot Yom Tov), dies

Death
1686

Antonio Tonelli, composer

Birth
1689

Samuel Richardson, English novelist (Pamela) (baptized)

Birth
1691

Mustafa K”prl, Turkish grand vizer, dies in battle

Death
1691

Battle at Szalankemen: Austrians beat Turks

Event
1692

5 women executed for witchcraft in Salem Mass

Event
1698

Russian czar Peter the Great begins term

Event
1699

Jos‚ Saenz d'aguirre, Spanish cardinal, dies at 69

Death
1702

-24] Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French

Event
1719

Karl H Freiherr von Canstein, German lawyer, dies at 52

Death
1737

Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, composer

Birth
1743

Marie Jeanne Becu comtesse du Barry, last mistress of Louis XV

Birth
1744

Carlo Arrigoni, composer, dies at 46

Death
1753

[Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, dies at 66

Death
1756

Anthony FRE Haersolte, member of Executing Regime

Birth
1757

Battle at Gross J„gerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [NS=Aug 30]

Event
1772

Gustav III seizes effective control of Swedish govt and restores full power of monarchy, which had been subordinate to parliament since 1720

Event
1780

Bernhard Haltenberger, composer, dies at 32

Death
1780

B‚ranger, writer

Birth
1785

Seth Thomas, pioneer in mass production of clocks

Birth
1787

W Herschel discovers Enceladus, a moon of Saturn

Event
1791

Benjamin Banneker published his 1st Almanac

Event
1795

Friedrich Hartmann Graf, composer, dies at 67

Death
1796

Spain and France sign anti-English alliance

Event