What Happened in August 1689

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Historical Events

  • Aug 5 1,500 Iroquois attack the village of Lachine, in New France.
  • Aug 21 Battle of Dunkeld fought in Scotland between supporters of King James VII of Scotland and troops of William of Orange
  • Aug 25 Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French
  • Aug 25 Montreal taken by Iroquois
  • Aug 27 The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 19 Samuel Richardson, English novelist (Pamela) (baptized)
  • Aug 21 Jose Pradas Gallen, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 12 Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Pope (1676-89), dies at 78
  • Aug 21 William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier