Aug 2 Formal signing of the US Declaration of Independence by 56 people (date most accepted by modern historians)
Aug 10 American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
- Aug 4 Wenzel Sedlak, Bohemian clarinetist and composer, born in Jezbořice, Bohemia (d. 1851)
Born in 1776
- Aug 2 Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French nobleman and military leader, dies at 58