On This Day

Historical Events in August 1673

  • Aug 8 Dutch battle fleet of 23 ships demands surrender of NYC
  • Aug 9 Dutch under Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674
  • Aug 21 Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet

Historic Event

Aug 21 King Louis XIV donates 600 books to found the library of L'Académie française

  • Aug 30 Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands & Lutherans form anti-French covenant