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

Robert Walpole

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

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 12 King Philip [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death
  • Aug 17 Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, German writer (Simplicius Simplicissimus), dies