What Happened in August 1740

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Historical Events

  • Aug 13 Hunger strike in Rotterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 10 Samuel Arnold, composer
  • Aug 14 Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23)
  • Aug 15 Matthias Claudius, German poet (d. 1815)
  • Aug 23 Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)
  • Aug 26 Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)