On This Day

What Happened in August 1742

Historical Events

  • Aug 29 Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestNathanael Greene

Aug 7 Nathanael Greene, American Military Leader (major general during the American Revolutionary War), born in Potowomut, Rhode Island (d. 1786)

US General Nathanael Greene
US General
Nathanael Greene

Person of interestPius VII

Aug 14 Pius VII [Luigi Barnaba Gregorio Chiaramonti], Italian bishop of Imola and Pope (1800-23), born in Cesena, Italy (d. 1823)

Bishop of Imola and Pope Pius VII
Bishop of Imola and Pope
Pius VII
  • Aug 14 Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris), born in Marseille, France (d. 1802)

Famous Deaths

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