What Happened in August 1758

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Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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