On This Day

What Happened in August 1662

Historical Events

  • Aug 24 Act of Uniformity requires English to accept Book of Common Prayer

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 James Anderson, Scottish historian (d. 1728)
  • Aug 13 Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician, born in Wiltshire, England (d. 1748)
  • Aug 25 John Leverett the Younger, American President of Harvard (d. 1724)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBlaise Pascal

Aug 19 Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist and Christian philosopher (Pascal's Law, Pascal's Wager), dies of a stomach tumor at 39

Mathematician, Physicist and Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, Physicist and Philosopher
Blaise Pascal