On This Day

What Happened in August 1680

Historical Events

  • Aug 10 Tewa medicine man, Popé, leads the Pueblo Rebellion against Spanish colonizers in the New Mexican Province, killing 400 and driving out another 2,000
  • Aug 21 Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa Fé in the New Mexican Province, from Spanish

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 19 Jean Eudes, French catholic priest, founder of the Eudists, dies at 78
  • Aug 20 William Bedloe, English fraudster and Popish Plot informer, dies at 30
  • Aug 22 Johann Georg II, Elector of Saxony (1656-80), dies at 67
  • Aug 24 Ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried
  • Aug 24 Thomas Blood, Irish-born thief of the British crown jewels (b. 1618)
  • Aug 28 Joan Cererols, Catalan musician, composer and monk, dies at 57