August 1770 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 22 James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 1 William Clark, American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor who lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-06 and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States, born in Ladysmith, Virginia (d. 1838)

Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark
  • Aug 3 Frederik Willem III, reactionary king of Prussia (1797-1840)
  • Aug 27 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher/inventor (dialectic)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 24 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies
  • Aug 26 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet, dies at 42