On This Day

What Happened in August 1635

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 Tokugawa Iemitsu, 3rd Tokugawa shogun, establishes alternate attendance (sankin kotai) feudal daimyōs spend 1 year at Edo Castle (Tokyo) and 1 year at their feudal manor, while their families remain in Tokyo as hostages (Traditional Japanese Date: June 21)
  • Aug 15 1st recorded north American hurricane hits the Plymouth Colony
  • Aug 24 The Great Colonial Hurricane affected the Virginia Colony at Jamestown

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 11 Thomas Betterton, British actor and dramatist (Coriolanus), born in London, England (d. 1710)
  • Aug 24 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1699)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 7 Friedrich von Spee, German writer (b. 1591)
  • Aug 17 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48
  • Aug 27 Lope Félix de Vega Carpio, Spanish playwright and poet (Angelica, Arcadia), dies at 72