What Happened in August 1757

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Historical Events

  • Aug 9 English Fort William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops
  • Aug 19 Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [NS=Aug 30]
  • Aug 30 Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [OS=Aug 19]

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 9 Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (d. 1834)
  • Aug 12 ALF, alien life form (ALF)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 4 American revolution patriot Paul Revere (22) weds Sarah Orne in Bridgewater, Massachusetts

American Patriot Paul Revere
American Patriot
Paul Revere

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 11 Jose Pradas Gallen, composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 28 David Hartley, English philosopher (b. 1705)