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Events in History

  • Aug 10 Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated
  • Aug 14 Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War
  • Aug 17 Treaty of Åbo signed in Turku by Sweden and Russian Empire, ending the Russo-Swedish War (1741-1743)

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 19 Marie Jeanne Becu Comtesse du Barry, last mistress of Louis XV (d. 1793)
  • Aug 26 Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, father of modern chemistry (identified oxygen and hydrogen), born in Paris, France (d. 1794)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 Richard Savage, English poet and playwright, dies at about 46
  • Aug 5 John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (b. 1696)