What Happened in August 1751

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Historical Events

  • Aug 24 Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch

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Aug 30 George Frideric Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha"

  • Aug 31 British troops under Sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot, India

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 7 Wilhelmina FS, Princess of Prussia/Orange/wife of Willem V
  • Aug 12 Johann Baptist Lasser, composer
  • Aug 21 Johann Georg Witthauer, composer
  • Aug 23 Louis-Francois Beffara, lexicographer

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 30 Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (b. 1661)