On This Day

August 1753 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Aug 4 George Washington becomes a master mason

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 3 Charles Stanhope, 3rd earl Stanhope, English radical politician and scientist, born in London (d. 1816)
  • Aug 12 Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)
  • Aug 17 Josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 6 Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (struck by lightning) (b. 1711)
  • Aug 19 Balthasar Neumann, German Baroque architect (Würzburg Residence), dies at 66