On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1769

Historical Events

  • A lightning strike on the Bastion of San Nazaro in Brescia, Italy, ignites 90 tonnes of gunpowder, killing 3,000 people

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandre Stievenard, French composer and musician, born in Cambrai, France (d. 1855)
1769 Highlights

About August 18, 1769

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 252 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo