On This Day

August 1718 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 2 Austrian joins Triple Alliance
  • Aug 11 Battle of Cape Passaro: British fleet destroys Spanish off Sicily
  • Aug 21 Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, Turkey and Venice sign peace treaty
  • Aug 25 Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans founded

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 11 Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 4 RenĂ© Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France, dies at 62
  • Aug 6 Jacob F Muller, [Sjako/Jaco], German Dutch thief 'the Robin Hood of Amsterdam', beheaded at 28