On This Day

What Happened in August 1760

Historical Events

  • Aug 7 Ft Loudon, Tennessee surrenders to Cherokee Indians
  • Aug 15 Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia
  • Aug 21 The church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of Mayag├╝ez (Puerto Rico)" is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 22 Leo XII [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), born in Genga, Marche, Italy (d. 1829)