What Happened in August 1787

Historical Events

  • Aug 2 Horace the Saussure reaches top of Mont Blanc
  • Aug 6 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia begins debate on the first draft of the Constitution

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Aug 10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his chamber piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • Aug 16 Turkey declares war on Russia (Russo-Turkish War 1787-92)
  • Aug 17 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
  • Aug 22 John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
  • Aug 24 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his violin and piano sonata in A, K526

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 15 Alexander Aliabiev, Russian composer, born in Tobolsk, Siberia (d. 1851)
  • Aug 24 James Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/saint, dies at 90
  • Aug 13 Isaac de Pinto, merchant/lender/Dutch States-general, dies