What Happened in August 1675

Historical Events

  • Aug 6 Russian Tsar Alexis bans foreign hair styles to those below the nobility

Historic Event

Aug 10 King Charles II and John Flamsteed lay the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London

  • Aug 10 Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 14 Johann Georg Christian Störl, composer, born in Kirchberg an der Jagst, Germany (d. 1719)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 12 Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73
  • Aug 16 Bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies