On This Day

What Happened in August 1753

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 George Washington becomes a master mason

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 3 Charles Stanhope, 3rd earl Stanhope, English radical politician and scientist, born in London (d. 1816)
  • Aug 12 Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)
  • Aug 17 Josef Dobrovsk√Ĺ, Czech linguist (d. 1828)
  • Aug 22 Christian Friedrich Ruppe, Dutch-German composer, born in Bad Salzungen, Germany (d. 1826)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (struck by lightning) (b. 1711)
  • Aug 19 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, dies at 66