On This Day

August 1756 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 14 French capture Fort Oswego, NY
  • Aug 29 England & France meet in war
  • Aug 29 Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 19 Anthony van Haersolte, Dutch politician and member of Executing Regime, born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1830)
  • Aug 29 Heinrich Graf von Bellegarde, Austrian field marshal and statesman, born in Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1845)
  • Aug 29 Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician and astronomer, born in Żnin, Poland (d. 1830)

Weddings in History

Daniel Boone

Aug 14 Frontiersman Daniel Boone (21) weds Rebecca Bryan (17) in Yadkin River, North Carolina