On This Day

What Happened in August 1765

Historical Events

  • Aug 14 Massachusetts colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 21 William IV, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1830-37), born in Buckingham House, London (d. 1837)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 18 Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1745-65) dies at 56
  • Aug 19 Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Swedish Chemist who discovered nickel and tungsten, dies at 42