On This Day

What Happened in August 1587

Historical Events

  • Aug 18 Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend.

Historic Event

Aug 19 Sigismund III becomes King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 18 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 14 Gugliemo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat (1550-87), dies at 49