On This Day

What Happened in August 1692

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army

Salem Witch Trials

Aug 19 Five more people hanged for witchcraft (19 in all) in Salem, Massachusetts

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 3 John Henley, English clergyman, born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England (d. 1759)
  • Aug 13 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, German organist and composer, baptized in Kötzting, Electorate of Bavaria (now Bad Kötzting, Germany) (d. 1746)
  • Aug 18 Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1740)