On This Day

What Happened in August 1762

Historical Events

  • Aug 14 English fleet occupies Havana
  • Aug 22 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport, Rhode Island, Mercury

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 10 Santiago Ferrer, composer
  • Aug 12 George IV, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover (1820-30), born in St James's Palace, London (d. 1830)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 13 John Alberti, Dutch theologian, dies at 64
  • Aug 21 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (b. 1689)
  • Aug 31 Emperor Momozono, 116th Emperor of Japan, dies at 21