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 This day in History - August 22
385 Historic Events for August 22
1642

Civil War in England began between Royalists and Parliament

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1647

Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine)

Birth
1654

1st Jewish immigrant to US, Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam

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1681

Pierre Danican Philidor, composer

Birth
1707

Sweden and Prussia sign military treaty

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1707

Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon

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1715

H„ndels "Watermusic" premieres on Thames

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1717

Spanish troops lands on Sardinia

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1753

Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer

Birth
1755

Caspar Burman, historian/mayor (Utrecht), dies

Death
1760

Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italy, Pope (1823-29)

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1762

1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury

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1766

Joseph-Denis Doche, composer

Birth
1771

Jan Joseph Rosler, composer

Birth
1775

King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion

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1780

Resolution, without Capt Cook, returns to England

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1787

John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton

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1788

Sierra Leone, settled by British as a former haven for slaves

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1788

Thomas Tredgold, engineer/carpenter

Birth
1791

Haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Boukman

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1793

Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France, dies at 80

Death
1795

Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary

Birth
1801

Pieter G van Overstraten, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 46

Death
1806

Jean-Honor‚ Fragonard, French painter/engraver, dies at 74

Death
1818

Grand duchy of Bathe forms

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