What Happened in August 1775

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 25 Charlotte J T, infant of Portugal (Court in Rio de Janeiro)
  • 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, composer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Statesman John Hancock
John Hancock

Famous Deaths

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