On This Day

August 1708 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 3 Battle at Trencsén: Austria beats Hungarian rebellion army
  • Aug 23 Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • Aug 29 British troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia
  • Aug 29 Haverhill, Massachusetts destroyed by French & Indians

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 10 John Stinstra, baptist vicar

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 1 Future Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI (32) marries Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (16) at the church of Santa María del Mar, Barcelona

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 Edward Tyson, British Physician and father of comparative anatomy (The Anatomy of a Pygmy, 1698), dies at 57