On This Day

What Happened in August 1638

Historical Events

  • Aug 9 Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 6 Nicolas Malebranche, French rationalist philosopher, born in Paris (d. 1715)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 12 Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81
  • Aug 31 John Ward, composer, dies at 67