On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1778

Famous Birthdays

  • Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, German educator and founder of the turnverein (gymnastics) movement, born in Lanz, Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1852)

Famous Deaths

  • Augustus Montague Toplady, English hymn writer (Rock of Ages), dies at 37
1778 Highlights

About August 11, 1778

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 242 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo