This Day In History
Thursday, July 19, 2018
On This Day

Events

in 1645

Battle of Naseby –...
Battle of Naseby – 12,000 Royalist forces are beaten by 15,000 Parliamentarian soldiers. The Battle of Naseby was the key battle of the first English Civil War. On 14 June 1645, the main army of King Charles I was destroyed by the Parliamentarian New Model Army commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell.
battle, Naseby, English Civil War





Births

in 1798
Frantisek Palacky

František Palacký was a Czech historian and politician, the most influential person of the Czech National Revival, called "Father of the Nation".
in 1864
Alois Alzheimer

Aloysius "Alois" Alzheimer was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and a colleague of Emil Kraepelin. Alzheimer is credited with identifying the first published case of "presenile dementia", which Kraepelin would later identify as Alzheimer's disease.

Deaths

in 1837
Giacomo Leopardi

Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi was an Italian poet, essayist, philosopher, and philologist. Although he lived in a secluded town in the ultra-conservative Papal States, he came in touch with the main thoughts of the Enlightenment, and, by his own literary evolution, created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romantic era.
in 1886
Alexander Ostrovsky

Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky was a Russian playwright.
in 1927
Jerome Klapka Jerome

Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English writer and humorist, best known for the humorous travelogue Three Men in a Boat. Jerome was born in Caldmore, Walsall, England, and was brought up in poverty in London. He attended St Marylebone Grammar School. Other works include the essay collections Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow and Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; Three Men on the Bummel, a sequel to Three Men in a Boat; and several other novels.
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