On This Day

What Happened in August 1620

Historical Events

Historic Event

Aug 7 Astronomer Johannes Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft

Victory in Battle

Aug 7 Battle at Ponts-the-Ce, Poitou: French king Louis XIII defeats his mother Marie de Medici

  • Aug 15 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton, England, with 102 Pilgrims

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 12 Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 18 Wanli, Emperor of Ming Dynasty, dies at 56