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 This day in History - August 4
338 Historic Events for August 4
1666

Johan Evertsen, ltalian admiral of Zeeland, lynched in Brielle

Death
1666

Sea battle between Netherlands and England

Event
1667

Karl H Freiherr von Canstein, German lawyer/Luthers pi‰tist

Birth
1687

Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS]

Birth
1693

Dom Perignon invents champagne

Event
1695

French garrison of surrenders to Willem III

Event
1704

War of Spanish Succession, English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar

Event
1705

Vaclav Matyas Gurecky, composer

Birth
1708

Vincenzo De Grandis, composer, dies at 77

Death
1712

Johann Jacob de Neufville, composer, dies at 27

Death
1730

Crown prince Frederik of Prussia escapes to England

Event
1731

Giuseppe Colla, composer

Birth
1735

Jury acquits John Zenger (NY Weekly Journal) charged with seditious libel by royal governor of NY (victory for Freedom of press)

Event
1748

Maximilian Stadler, composer

Birth
1753

George Washington becomes a master mason

Event
1755

Nicolas-Jacque Conte, inventor (modern pencil)

Birth
1760

Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria and Russia

Event
1776

Wenzel Sedlak, composer

Birth
1776

Pierre-Simon Ballanche, French philosopher/poet (Prol‚gomŠnes)

Birth
1777

Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes 1st circus

Event
1789

French National Meeting ending feudal system

Event
1790

US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service

Event
1791

Austria and Turkey sign Peace of Sistova

Event
1792

Percy Bysshe Shelley, England, romantic poet (Adonais)

Birth
1799

Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer

Birth