On This Day

Historical Events in August 1814

  • Aug 1 Dutch King Willem I accepts blame in Southern defeat

Historic Event

Aug 7 Pope Pius VII reinstates the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

  • Aug 8 Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium
  • Aug 13 Anglo-Dutch Treaty: Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to the British and transporting of slaves prohibited
  • Aug 24 British forces capture Washington, D.C. and destroy many landmarks (War of 1812)
  • Aug 25 British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books (War of 1812)