On This Day

What Happened in August 1665

Historical Events

  • Aug 2 French expedition against Barbarians in Tunis and Algiers
  • Aug 2 Battle of VĂ¥gen: English warships attack a Dutch merchant and treasure fleet in neutral Bergen, Norway. English forced to retreat after suffering 421 dead and wounded.
  • Aug 27 "Ye Bare & Ye Cubb" is the first play performed in North America in Acomac, Virginia

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 6 Jean-Baptiste Lully fils, French musician and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, born in Paris, France (d. 1743)
  • Aug 20 Bernardus Smijtegelt, Dutch vicar (Gekrookte Reed), born in Goes, Netherlands (d. 1739)
  • Aug 21 Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician, born in Perinaldo, Italy (d. 1729)
  • Aug 27 John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician, born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (d. 1751)