On This Day

What Happened in August 1748

Historical Events

  • Aug 15 United Lutheran Church the American colonies organized
  • Aug 16 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies
  • Aug 26 The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 3 Carl Ludwig Junker, German composer, born in Kirchberg an der Jagst, Germany (d. 1797)
  • Aug 4 Maximilian Stadler, Austrian pianist and composer and Benedictine monk, born in Melk, Austria (d. 1833)
  • Aug 6 Bernhard Haltenberger, German composer, born in Schongau, Bavaria (d. 1780)
  • Aug 11 Joseph Schuster, composer
  • Aug 13 Pieter L. van de Kasteele, Dutch politician and patriot, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1810)
  • Aug 30 Jacques-Louis David, French Neoclassical painter (Death of Marat), born in Paris (d. 1825)
  • Aug 31 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, French ballet dancer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1820)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 16 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, Italian composer, dies at 63
  • Aug 27 James Thomson, Scottish poet (Rule, Britannia), dies at 47