On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1696

Famous Birthdays

  • Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman Empire (1730-54) who fought Austria & Russia, born in Edirne Palace, Edirne, Ottoman Empire (d. 1754)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, Scottish military commander (b. 1630)
1696 Highlights

About August 2, 1696

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 325 years and 4 months
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo