What Happened in August 1718

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Historical Events

  • Aug 2 Austrian joins Triple Alliance
  • Aug 11 Battle of Cape Passaro: British fleet destroys Spanish off Sicily
  • Aug 21 Emperor Karel VI, Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
  • Aug 25 Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans founded

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 9 Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, composer
  • Aug 11 Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)
  • Aug 25 Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 4 RenĂ© Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (b. 1656)
  • Aug 6 Jacob F Muller, [Sjako/Jaco], Germ/Neth crowd leader, beheaded at 28