On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1716

Historical Events

  • Great Northern War: Battle of Dynekilen, a Danish-Norwegian force under Peter Tordenskjold traps and defeats Swedish force

Famous Deaths

  • Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
1716 Highlights

About July 8, 1716

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 304 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer