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Events in History

  • Aug 1 US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act
  • Aug 4 French Revolution: The National Constituent Assembly meets and issues the first decrees that abolish centuries of feudalism in France
  • Aug 7 US Congress creates Department of War & Lighthouse Service
  • Aug 27 French National Assembly issues "Declaration of Rights of Man & Citizen"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 28 William Herschel discovers Saturn's moon Enceladus

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 21 Augustin-Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and physicist, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • Aug 26 Abbas Mirza, Prince of Persia (d. 1833)
  • Aug 28 St├ęphanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden, born in Versailles, France (d. 1860)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 25 Mary Ball Washington, mother of George, dies