What Happened in August 1748

Historical Events

  • Aug 15 United Lutheran Church the American colonies organized
  • Aug 16 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
  • Aug 26 The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 3 Carl Ludwig Junker, composer
  • Aug 4 Maximilian Stadler, composer
  • Aug 6 Bernhard Haltenberger, composer
  • Aug 11 Joseph Schuster, composer
  • Aug 13 Pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot
  • Aug 30 Jacques-Louis David, France, Neoclassical painter (Death of Marat)
  • Aug 31 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 16 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63
  • Aug 27 James Thomson, Scottish poet (Rule, Britannia), dies at 47