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 This day in History - August 19
368 Historic Events for August 19
1812

Vincenzo Righini, composer, dies at 56

Death
1812

US warship Constitution defeats British warship Guerriere

Event
1813

Josef Blazej Smrcek, composer, dies at 61

Death
1813

Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer, dies at 54

Death
1813

William Henry Fry, composer

Birth
1815

John Porter McCown, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1879

Birth
1816

Java again in Dutch hands

Event
1816

Julius PJA van Zuylen van Nyevelt, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs

Birth
1821

Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII

Event
1822

Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer, dies at 62

Death
1824

Georg Goltermann, composer

Birth
1826

Canada Co chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario)

Event
1831

Stephen Gano Burbridge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1836

HMS Beagle anchors at Angra Azores

Event
1839

Oskar Brefeld, German botanist

Birth
1839

Details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris

Event
1844

Minna Canth, Finland, novelist/playwright (social evils)

Birth
1848

Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris)

Birth
1849

NY Herald reports gold discovery in California

Event
1851

Frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11)

Birth
1851

Gioseffo Catrufo, composer, dies at 80

Death
1858

Edith Nesbit, England, children books author (Railway Children)

Birth
1858

Ludwig Wllner, German actor/baritone (Die Burgschaft, Prometheus)

Birth
1859

Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox)

Birth
1859

Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian/hagiographer

Birth