On This Day

What Happened in August 1763

Historical Events

  • Aug 5 Pontiac's War: Battle of Bushy Run - British forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat Chief Pontiac's Indians at Bushy Run

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 8 Charles Bulfinch, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 9 John Althuysen, Fries vicar/poet (Frysk Jierboek), dies at 47
  • Aug 14 Giovanni Battista Somis, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 21 Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, British statesman (b. 1710)