What Happened in August 1775

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Historical Events

  • Aug 5 1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters SF Bay
  • Aug 22 King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Jose Angel Lamas, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1814)
  • Aug 6 Louis-Antoine the Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme/General of France
  • Aug 6 Daniel O'Connell, Irish politician (d. 1847)
  • Aug 17 Philippe Libon, composer
  • Aug 26 William Joseph Behr, German writer (d. 1851)
  • Aug 28 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)
  • Aug 31 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, French classical guitarist and composer, born in Perpignan, France (d. 1849)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 28 Statesman John Hancock (38) weds hostess Dorothy Quincy (28) in Fairfield, Connecticut

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber, German composer, dies at 72