On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1788

Historical Events

  • Sierra Leone settled by British as a haven for former slaves

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas Tredgold, English railway engineer and carpenter, born in Brandon, Durham, England (d. 1829)
1788 Highlights

About August 22, 1788

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 232 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo