On This Day

What Happened in August 1655

Historical Events

Historic Event

Aug 9 Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell divides England into 11 districts

  • Aug 28 New Amsterdam & Peter Stuyvesant bars Jews from military service
  • Aug 29 Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 13 Johann Christoph Denner, German musician and inventor (clarinet), baptized in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1707)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 2 Alfonso de la Cueva, Spanish marquis of Bedmar and diplomat, dies at 83
  • Aug 10 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter, dies at 50