On This Day

What Happened in August 1688

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 14 Frederik Willem I, King of Prussia (bodyguard of giants), born in Berlin, Prussia (d. 1740)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestHenry Morgan

Aug 25 Henry Morgan, Welsh pirate and privateer who raided Spanish settlements and shipping, dies at 53

Pirate Henry Morgan
Henry Morgan

Person of interestJohn Bunyan

Aug 31 John Bunyan, English minister and author (The Pilgrim's Progress), dies at 59

Author John Bunyan
John Bunyan