On This Day

What Happened in August 1715

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 First Doggett's Coat and Badge race (Waterman's race) held on Thames River (London Bridge to Chelsea)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 6 Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1747)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 12 Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies