On This Day

What Happened in August 1678

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 Robert LaSalle builds 1st ship in America, Griffon
  • Aug 10 Netherlands & France sign peace treaty in Nijmegen
  • Aug 14 Battle of Mons - French repulse William of Orange

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 5 Juan García de Zéspedes, Mexican musician and composer (b. 1619)
  • Aug 16 Andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), overdoses at 57
  • Aug 28 John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier (b. 1602)