On This Day

Historical Events in August 1778

  • Aug 3 Teatro alla Scala opens in Milan

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Aug 9 Captain James Cook reaches Cape Prince of Wales, Bering Straits

Explorer James Cook
James Cook
  • Aug 26 The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
  • Aug 31 British kill 17 Stockbridge indians in Bronx during Revolution