What Happened in August 1758

Historical Events

  • 8th British troops occupy & plunder Cherbourg
  • 14th Battle of Zorndorf: Prussia beats Russia, 1000s killed
  • 29th New Jersey Legislature forms 1st Indian reservation

Famous Birthdays

  • 9th Bruno Dalberg/Anonymus Belga, [Petrus the Wacker van Zon], writer
  • 14th Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer
  • 24th Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1794)
  • 25th Franz Teyber, composer

Famous Deaths

  • 15th Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (fotometrie), dies at 60
  • 29th Gerard Van Wage, historian, dies at 75
  • 29th Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal, dies at 56