On This Day

What Happened in August 1794

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Whiskey Rebellion begins in western Pennsylvania
  • Aug 8 Joseph Whidbey and George Vancouver lead an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska
  • Aug 16 Hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Aug 20 Battle of Fallen Timbers: Major General "Mad Anthony" Wayne defeats a joint British-Native American force at Fallen Timbers, Ohio in the final battle of the Northwest Indian War

Military Leader Anthony Wayne
Military Leader
Anthony Wayne
  • Aug 26 French troops occupy Lock

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 10 Leopold Zunz, German Jewish scholar (Science of Judaism), born in Detmold (d. 1886)
  • Aug 11 James Barton Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869)
  • Aug 15 Elias M. Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum), born in Femsjö, Sweden (d. 1878)
  • Aug 17 Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, German priest (d. 1849)
  • Aug 28 Johannes Zwijsen, Dutch archbishop (Utrecht Netherlands), born in Kerkdriel, Netherlands (d. 1877)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 6 Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst, British politician (b. 1714)
  • Aug 11 Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, German composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 14 George Colman the Elder, English playwright, dies at 62