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Events in History

  • Aug 2 Utrechtse Vroedschap flees
  • Aug 8 US Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money
  • Aug 8 Jacques Balmat & Michel Paccard are 1st to climb to top of Mont Blanc
  • Aug 11 Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia
  • Aug 29 Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 17 Davy Crockett, American frontiersman, adventurer and politician, born in Greene County, Tennessee (d. 1836)

Frontiersman/Soldier Davy Crockett
Frontiersman/Soldier
Davy Crockett
  • Aug 17 Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, mother of Queen Victoria (d. 1861)
  • Aug 25 [Charles] Louis I, (Augustus), King of Bavaria (Lola Montez)