On This Day

August 1742 in History

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

Nathanael Greene

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

Pius VII

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