On This Day

August 1751 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 24 Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning a supposed witch
  • Aug 31 British troops under Sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot, India

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 7 Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (1767-1806), born in Berlin (d. 1820)
  • Aug 23 Louis-Francois Beffara, French lexicographer, born in Nonancourt, France (d. 1838)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 30 Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (b. 1661)