On This Day

What Happened in August 1508

Historical Events


Victory in battleNew Settlement

Aug 8 Spaniard Juan Ponce de León founds Caparra the first European settlement in Puerto Rico

Explorer and Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 16 Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, German viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41