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August 1742 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 29 Edmond Hoyle published his "Short Treatise" on the card game whist

Birthdays in History

Person of interestNathanael Greene

Aug 7 Nathanael Greene, American Military Leader (major general during the American Revolutionary War), born in Potowomut, Rhode Island (d. 1786)

US General Nathanael Greene
US General
Nathanael Greene

Person of interestPius VII

Aug 14 Pius VII [Luigi Barnaba Gregorio Chiaramonti], Italian bishop of Imola and Pope (1800-23), born in Cesena, Italy (d. 1823)

Bishop of Imola and Pope Pius VII
Bishop of Imola and Pope
Pius VII