On This Day

Historical Events in August 1704

  • Aug 3 English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar
  • Aug 4 War of Spanish Succession, English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
  • Aug 13 Battle of Blenheim (Second Battle of Höchstädt): A combined British, German and Dutch army led by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, decisively beats the French and Bavarians
  • Aug 24 Battle of Málaga: largest naval battle in the War of the Spanish Succession; Tactically indecisive but a Grand Alliance strategic victory