On This Day

Historical Events in August 1787

  • Aug 2 Swiss alpine explorer Horace Bénédict de Saussure becomes the third person to reach the top of Mont Blanc
  • Aug 6 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia begins debate on the first draft of the Constitution

Music History

Aug 10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his chamber piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" (A Little Serenade)

  • Aug 16 Turkey declares war on Russia (Russo-Turkish War 1787-92)
  • Aug 17 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
  • Aug 22 John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
  • Aug 24 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his violin and piano sonata in A, K526