On This Day

What Happened in August 1729

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestWilliam Howe

Aug 10 William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, British Military Leader (commander of British forces in the American Revolutionary War), born in England (d. 1814)

Military Leader William Howe
Military Leader
William Howe

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 11 Nicola Francesco Haym, Italian composer, dies at 51
  • Aug 15 Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), dies at 64