What Happened on August 8, 1705

Famous Birthdays

  • Gustaaf Willem, baron van Imhoff, Dutch statesman (Governor of Ceylon 1736-40, Governor of the Dutch East Indies 1743-50), born in Leer, Netherlands (d. 1750)

Famous Deaths

  • Willem Roukens, Dutch mayor of Nimegen (old Plooi faction), beheaded for trying to overthrow the new ruler of the city
1705 Highlights

About August 8, 1705

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 317 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo