On This Day

What Happened in August 1770

Historical Events

Historic Expedition

Aug 22 James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia

Famous Birthdays

William Clark

Aug 1 William Clark, American explorer, soldier, Indian agent and territorial governor who led the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-06 and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States, born in Ladysmith, Virginia (d. 1838)

  • Aug 3 Frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), born in Potsdam, Prussia (d. 1840)
  • Aug 27 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and inventor (dialectic), born in Stuttgart, W├╝rttemberg (d. 1831)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 24 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies at 17
  • Aug 26 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright and poet, dies at 42