On This Day

What Happened in August 1756

Historical Events

  • Aug 14 French capture Fort Oswego, NY
  • Aug 29 England & France meet in war
  • Aug 29 Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 19 Anthony van Haersolte, Dutch politician and member of Executing Regime, born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1830)
  • Aug 20 Bernardo Bittoni, Italian composer, born in Fabriano, Italy (d. 1829)
  • Aug 29 Heinrich Graf von Bellegarde, Austrian field marshal and statesman, born in Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1845)
  • Aug 29 Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician and astronomer, born in Żnin, Poland (d. 1830)

Famous Weddings

Daniel Boone

Aug 14 Frontiersman Daniel Boone (21) weds Rebecca Bryan (17) in Yadkin River, North Carolina