On This Day

What Happened in August 1682

Historical Events

Historic Event

Aug 24 Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn

Historic Event

Aug 26 English astronomer Edmond Halley first observes the comet named after him

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 16 Louis, Duke of Burgundy, heir-apparent to the French throne, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1712)