On This Day

What Happened in August 1710

Historical Events

  • Aug 7 Sidney, 1st Earl of Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 20 Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rule of Simpson), born in Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire (d. 1761)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 9 Gabriel Schutz, German composer, dies at 77