On This Day

What Happened in August 1692

Historical Events

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

USASalem Witch Trials

Aug 19 Five more people hanged for witchcraft (20 in all) in Salem, Massachusetts
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Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 3 John Henley, English clergyman, born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England (d. 1759)
  • Aug 13 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, German composer, born in K√∂tzting, Bavaria (d. 1746)
  • Aug 18 Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1740)