On This Day

August 1692 in History

Events in History

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

Salem Witch Trials

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

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)