What Happened on August 22, 1788

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas Tredgold, British civil engineer (railway design), carpenter, and writer (Elementary Principles of Carpentry), born in Brandon, Durham, England (d. 1829)
Born in 1788
1788 Highlights

About August 22, 1788

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 234 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo