On This Day

What Happened in August 1605

Historical Events

  • Aug 8 The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
  • Aug 18 Spanish army under of general Spinola conquers Lingen

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 8 Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)
  • Aug 18 Henry Hammond, English churchman, born in Chertsey, Surrey, England (d. 1660)