On This Day

What Happened in August 1775

Historical Events

  • Aug 5 1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters San Francisco Bay

Historic Event

Aug 22 King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Jose Angel Lamas, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1814)
  • Aug 6 Louis Antoine, French Duke of Angoul√™me and General of France, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1844)
  • Aug 6 Daniel O'Connell, Irish politician, born in Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland (d. 1847)
  • Aug 17 Philippe Libon, Spanish composer, born in Cadiz, Spain (d. 1838)
  • Aug 26 William Joseph Behr, German writer (d. 1851)
  • Aug 28 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)
  • Aug 31 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, French classical guitarist and composer, born in Perpignan, France (d. 1849)

Famous Weddings

John Hancock

Aug 28 Statesman John Hancock (38) weds hostess Dorothy Quincy (28) in Fairfield, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber, German composer, dies at 72