On This Day

What Happened in August 1608

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 13 John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication

Explorer John Smith
John Smith
  • Aug 24 1st English convoy lands at Surat, India

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 27 Hendrik van Kinschot [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66