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 This day in History - August 3
373 Historic Events for August 3
1770

Frederik Willem III, reactionary king of Prussia (1797-1840)

Birth
1778

Teatro alla Scala opens in Milan

Event
1779

Henry Kobell, Dutch painter/cartoonist, dies at 27

Death
1780

Etienne B de Condillac, French philosopher (sensualism), dies at 64

Death
1784

Giovanni Battista Martini, composer, dies at 78

Death
1797

Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America, dies at 80

Death
1797

Emperor Francis I permits Jews who served in military in "Countries of Bohemian Crown" to marry non Jews

Event
1800

Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, composer, dies at 63

Death
1801

Joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace)

Birth
1802

Henry DFL, prince of Prussia/general/diplomat, dies

Death
1811

Sebastiaan C Nederburgh, Dutch dir-gen of East Indies Co, dies at 49

Death
1811

Elisha Graves Otis, inventor (safe elevator)

Birth
1816

John Eugene Smith, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1897

Birth
1817

Albrecht FR, arch duke of Austria (Battle at Custozza)

Birth
1818

HM Jozef Schadde, Flemish architect (New Stock exchange Antwerp)

Birth
1820

William Miller, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1909

Birth
1820

Luther Orlando Emerson, composer

Birth
1823

Thomas Francis Meagher, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1867

Birth
1823

Jacob A Uitenhage de Mist, Dutch politician/colonial dir, dies at 74

Death
1824

William Burnham Woods, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1825

Ambrogio Minoja, composer, dies at 72

Death
1829

Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell," premieres in Paris

Event
1832

Ivan Zajc, composer

Birth
1833

HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro

Event
1833

Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist

Birth