What Happened on August 29, 1782

Historical Events

  • British man o'war HMS Royal George capsizes at Spithead, off of Hampshire, England; more than 800 crew and visitors killed [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Kempenfelt, Royal Navy Admiral drowns in sinking of HMS Royal George at about 64 (exact birthday uncertain)
1782 Highlights

About August 29, 1782

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 241 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo