On This Day

What Happened in August 1690

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Aug 1 Battle at Staffarda: French army led by Nicolas Catinat defeats the Duchy of Savoy led by Victor Amadeus II (Nine Years' War)

  • Aug 24 Job Charnock sets up East India Company HQ camp by Kalikata village (modern Calcutta)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 9 Lorenzo Zavateri, Italian violinist and composer, born in Bologna (d. 1764)