On This Day

What Happened in August 1749

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Thomas Lynch, American lawyer, signer pf the US Declaration of Independence, born in Winyah, South Carolina
  • Aug 26 Johann Ernst Rembt, German organist and composer, born in Suhl, Germany (d. 1810)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aug 28 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and social philosopher (Faust), born in Frankfurt am Main, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1832)

  • Aug 31 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer (Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow), born in Moscow (1802)

Famous Weddings

Samuel Hood

Aug 25 British admiral Samuel Hood (24) weds Susannah Linzee in Portsmouth, England

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 13 Johann Elias Schlegel, German writer and critic, dies at 30