What Happened in August 1784

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Historical Events

  • Aug 13 British parliament accepts East India Company Act 1784, bringing the East India Company's rule in India under the control of the British Government.
  • Aug 23 Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state & name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 14 Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal and diplomat, born in Rome (d. 1845)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Giovanni Battista Martini, composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 6 Karl Kohaut, Austrian composer and lutenist, dies at 57
  • Aug 10 Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter and artist (b. 1713)
  • Aug 14 Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (b. 1718)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 28 Junipero Serra, Spanish missionary priest who founded the 1st missions in California, dies at 70

Missionary Junípero Serra
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Junípero Serra