What Happened on August 17, 1786

Famous Birthdays

Davy CrockettDavy Crockett (1786-1836)

American frontiersman, adventurer and politician, born in Greene County, Tennessee

  • Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, mother of Queen Victoria, born in Coburg, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1861)

Famous Deaths

Frederick the GreatFrederick the Great (1712-1786)

King of Prussia (1740-86), dies at 74

1786 Highlights

About August 17, 1786

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 236 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo