On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1666

Historical Events

  • Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships in the Vlie estuary, and pillaging the town of West-Terschelling, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire".
1666 Highlights

About August 9, 1666

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 356 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo