On This Day

What Happened in August 1690

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus of Savoy
  • 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)