What Happened in August 1742

Historical Events

  • Aug 29 English writer Edmond Hoyle publishes his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist

Famous Birthdays

Nathanael Greene (1742-1786)

Aug 7 American military leader (major general during the American Revolutionary War), born in Potowomut, Rhode Island

  • Aug 14 Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris), born in Marseille, France (d. 1802)

Pius VII (1742-1823)

Aug 14 Italian bishop of Imola and Pope (1800-23), born in Cesena, Italy

Born in 1742

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 25 José António Carlos de Seixas, Portuguese composer, dies at 38