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August 1682 in History

Events in History


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Aug 24 Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn

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Aug 26 English astronomer Edmond Halley first observes the comet named after him

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 16 Louis, Duke of Burgundy, heir-apparent to the French throne, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1712)