On This Day

What Happened in August 1624

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Aug 13 Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII

  • Aug 14 Dutch fleet seizes Callao the Lima in Peru

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 William Tucker, 1st child of African descent to be born in English colony in America, born in Jamestown, Virginia
  • Aug 22 Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer and poet, born in Caen, France (d. 1701)
  • Aug 25 Fran├žois de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France, born in Forez, France (d. 1709)