On This Day

August 1712 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 24 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician and astronomer, born in Terschelling, Netherlands (d. 1773)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 3 Joshua Barnes, English scholar (b. 1654)
  • Aug 18 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier
  • Aug 29 Gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63