On This Day

What Happened in August 1757

Historical Events

  • Aug 9 English Fort William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops
  • Aug 19 Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [NS=Aug 30]
  • Aug 30 Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [OS=Aug 19]

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 9 Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (designed and constructed Menai Bridge, Wales in 1819-26), born in Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland (d. 1834)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 4 American revolution patriot Paul Revere (22) weds Sarah Orne in Bridgewater, Massachusetts

American Patriot Paul Revere
American Patriot
Paul Revere

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 11 José Pradas Gallén, Spanish composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 28 David Hartley, English philosopher and Founder of the Associationist School of Psychology, dies at 51