On This Day

What Happened in August 1676

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 Nathaniel Bacon publishes "Declaration of People of Virginia"
  • Aug 12 1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestRobert Walpole

Aug 26 Robert Walpole, 1st British Prime Minister (Whig: 1721-42), born in Houghton, Norfolk, England (d. 1745)

1st British Prime Minister Robert Walpole
1st British Prime Minister
Robert Walpole

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 12 King Philip, [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death
  • Aug 17 Grimmelshausen, writer, dies
  • Aug 28 Joan Cererols, Catalan musician, composer and monk, dies at 57