On This Day

What Happened in August 1422

Historical Events

  • Aug 31 Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestWilliam Caxton

Aug 13 William Caxton, English printer and translator, 1st to print in the English language (Histories of Troy), born in Kent, England (d. 1492) birth date disputed

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 31 Henry V, King of England (1413-22) and France (1416-19), dies at 36