On This Day

What Happened in August 1680

Historical Events

  • Aug 10 In New Mexico, Popé leads rebellion of Pueblo Indians against Spaniards
  • Aug 21 Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa Fé from Spanish

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 19 Jean Eudes, French catholic priest, founder of the Eudists (b. 1601)
  • 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)