On This Day

What Happened in August 1724

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 23 Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman, born in Albany, New York (d. 1796)
  • Aug 25 George Stubbs, British animal painter (Horse Frightened by Lion), born in Liverpool (d. 1806)
  • Aug 27 John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-American Continental Congressman, born in St. Gall, Switzerland (d. 1781)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 24 Andreas Kneller, German composer, dies at 75