On This Day

What Happened in August 1726

Historical Events

  • Aug 6 Emperor Karel VI and Tsarina Catharine the Great sign military treaty
  • Aug 9 Netherlands signs Covenant of Hannover

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 7 James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1790)
  • Aug 9 Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit priest and scientist, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1778)
  • Aug 26 Karl Kohaut, Austrian composer and lutenist, born in Vienna (d. 1784)