On This Day

What Happened in August 1732

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Foundations laid for Bank of England

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Aug 13 Voltaire's "Zaire" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 8 Johann C Adelung, German linguist/librarian