On This Day

What Happened in August 1707

Historical Events

  • Aug 22 Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
  • Aug 22 Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 24 Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, English evangelical revivalist, born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire (d. 1791)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 18 William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English statesman and Whig politician (1661-84), dies at 67
  • Aug 20 Nicolas Gigault, French Baroque organist and composer, dies at about 80