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 This day in History - August 5
374 Historic Events for August 5
1749

Thomas Lynch, signer (Declaration of Independence)

Birth
1772

1st partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia and Russia

Event
1775

1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters SF Bay

Event
1778

Thomas Linley, composer, dies at 22

Death
1781

Battle at Doggers Bank: Dutch fleet vs English fleet

Event
1792

Frederick 7th baron North, English premier (1770-82), dies at 60

Death
1797

Friedrich August Kummer, composer

Birth
1802

Niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons)

Birth
1811

C L Ambroise Thomas, French composer (Ca‹d, Fran‡oise de Rimini)

Birth
1813

Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet

Birth
1813

Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-general

Birth
1815

Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica)

Birth
1822

Johann Georg Herzog, composer

Birth
1823

Joseph E Labb‚, French lawyer

Birth
1828

WFAA Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway/princess of Netherlands

Birth
1828

Giovanni Rossi, composer

Birth
1829

Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer

Birth
1829

Milo Smith Hascall, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1904

Birth
1830

Karl Friedrich Horn, composer, dies at 68

Death
1830

James A Healy, 1st black bishop in America

Birth
1834

Gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch min of Foreign affairs, dies at 71

Death
1837

1st ascent of Mt Marcy (5,344') highest in Adirondack, NY

Event
1843

James Scott Skinner, composer

Birth
1846

Oregon country divided between US and Britain at 49th parallel

Event
1850

Anton Simon, composer

Birth