On This Day

August 1686 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 18 Giovanni Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 12 John Balguy, English philosopher (d. 1748)
  • Aug 19 Eustace Budgell, English writer (The Spectator, writing 37 numbers signed X), born in Saint Thomas, Exeter, England (d. 1737)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 13 Louis Maimbourg, French-born historian (b. 1610)