On This Day

What Happened in August 1708

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 Battle at Trencsén: Austria beats Hungarian rebellion army
  • Aug 23 Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • Aug 29 British troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia
  • Aug 29 Haverhill, Massachusetts destroyed by French & Indians

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 10 John Stinstra, baptist vicar

Famous Weddings

Charles VI

Aug 1 Future Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI (32) marries Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (16) at the church of Santa María del Mar, Barcelona

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Edward Tyson, British Physician and father of comparative anatomy (The Anatomy of a Pygmy, 1698), dies at 57
  • Aug 4 Vincenzo De Grandis, Italian composer, and priest, dies at 77