On This Day

August 1676 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 3 Nathaniel Bacon publishes "Declaration of People of Virginia"
  • Aug 12 1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England

Birthdays in History


Person of interestRobert Walpole

Aug 26 Robert Walpole, 1st British Prime Minister (Whig: 1721-42), born in Houghton, Norfolk, England (d. 1745)

1st British Prime Minister Robert Walpole
1st British Prime Minister
Robert Walpole

Deaths in History

  • Aug 12 King Philip, [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death
  • Aug 17 Grimmelshausen, writer, dies