On This Day

What Happened in August 1701

Historical Events

  • Aug 2 Great Peace of Montreal signed between New France and North American Indian nations at urging of Huron chief Kondiaronk

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 4 Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1757)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 20 Charles Sedley, English playwright (b. 1639)
  • Aug 22 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman, dies at 72