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 This day in History - August 6
394 Historic Events for August 6
1651

Fran‡ois Fenelon, France, writer (Playing for Time)

Birth
1651

Johann Michael Zacher, composer

Birth
1660

Diego Rodriguez de Silva Valezquez, Spanish (court)painter, dies at 61

Death
1661

Holland sells Brazil to Portugal for 8 million guilders

Event
1661

Jacqueline-M-A the Sainte Madeleine Arnauld, French abbess, dies

Death
1664

Johann Christoph Schmidt, composer

Birth
1665

Jean-Baptiste Lully, composer

Birth
1666

Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian, dies in Battle at 43

Death
1675

Russian Czar Aleksei bans foreign hairs cut

Event
1686

Paul Hainlein, composer, dies at 60

Death
1697

Charles VII, Holy Roman emperor (1742-45)

Birth
1718

Jacob F Muller, [Sjako/Jaco], Germ/Neth crowd leader, beheaded at 28

Death
1726

Emperor Karel VI and tsarina Catharina the Great sign military treaty

Event
1727

Fran‡ois Valentijn, vicar/writer, dies at 61

Death
1733

Jacques-Denis Antoine, French master builder (H“tel Maillebois Paris)

Birth
1746

Christian VI, king of Denmark/Norway, dies

Death
1748

Bernhard Haltenberger, composer

Birth
1774

Founder of the Shaker Movement, Mother Ann Lee, arrives in NY

Event
1775

Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber, composer, dies at 72

Death
1775

Louis-Antoine the Bourbon, French duke of Angoulˆme/General of France

Birth
1783

Willem Bachiene, vicar/theologist/geography/astronomer, dies at 70

Death
1784

Karl Kohaut, composer, dies at 57

Death
1787

Constitutional Convention in Phila begans debate

Event
1799

Joseph Friebert, composer, dies at 74

Death
1800

Catherine Beecher, educator (championed higher education for women)

Birth