On This Day

August 1692 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 3 Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army

USASalem Witch Trials

Aug 19 Five more people hanged for witchcraft (19 in all) in Salem, Massachusetts

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Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
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Birthdays in History

  • Aug 3 John Henley, English clergyman, born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England (d. 1759)
  • Aug 18 Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1740)