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 This day in History - August 30
345 Historic Events for August 30
1751

Georg Friedrich H„ndel completes oratorio "Jephtha"

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1757

Battle at Gross J„gerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [OS=Aug 19]

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1767

Christian Frederich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer

Birth
1769

Bonifacio Asioli, composer/music writer

Birth
1772

Henri D Count de Larochejacquelin, French royalist leader

Birth
1776

US army evacuates Long Island/falls back to Manhattan, NYC

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1781

French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British under Admiral Graves at battle of Chesapeake Capes in Revolutionary War

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1797

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)

Birth
1799

Bataafse fleet surrender to English

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1804

Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [OS]

Birth
1805

Michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist

Birth
1808

Joseph Anton Bauer, composer, dies at 83

Death
1809

Adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer

Birth
1809

Ignacy Potocki, Polish Foreign Minister (constitution), dies

Death
1811

Thomas Gautier, writer

Birth
1820

George Frederick Root, composer

Birth
1826

Theodor Zwetler, composer, dies at 67

Death
1831

Charles Darwin refuses to travel with HMS Beagle

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1837

Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, 1st lady (1881-85)

Birth
1842

Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, composer

Birth
1843

1st blacks participation in natl political convention (Liberty Party)

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1844

Friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum)

Birth
1844

Francis Baily, English astronomer/mathematician (Baily's Beads), dies

Death
1849

Joseph Mallaby Dent, Dutch publisher

Birth
1850

Honolulu, Hawaii becomes a city

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