On This Day

Historical Events in August 1814

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

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

Bishop of Imola and Pope Pius VII
Bishop of Imola and Pope
Pius VII
  • Aug 8 Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium
  • Aug 13 Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch
  • Aug 13 Treaty of London-Netherland stops transporting slaves
  • 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)