What Happened in August 1742

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Historical Events

  • Aug 29 Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist

Famous Birthdays


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Aug 7 Nathanael Greene, American military leader (major general during the American Revolutionary War), born in Potowomut, Rhode Island (d. 1786)

Military Leader Nathanael Greene
Military Leader
Nathanael Greene
  • Aug 14 Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 25 Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas, composer, dies at 38