On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1786

Historical Events

  • Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard are 1st to climb to top of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe
  • US Congress unanimously chooses the dollar as the monetary unit for the United States of America
1786 Highlights

About August 8, 1786

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 234 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo