What Happened in August 1768

Historical Events

  • Aug 19 Saint Isaac's Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Historic Event

Aug 25 Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England, on his first voyage on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 17 Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French general (d. 1800)
  • Aug 27 Anne Fran├žois Mellinet, French-Belgian general (Maastricht), born in Corbeil-Essonnes, France (d. 1852)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 17 Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (b. 1703)