On This Day

August 1757 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 9 English Fort William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops
  • Aug 19 Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [NS=Aug 30]
  • Aug 30 Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [OS=Aug 19]

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 9 Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (designed and constructed Menai Bridge, Wales in 1819-26), born in Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland (d. 1834)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 4 American revolution patriot Paul Revere (22) weds Sarah Orne in Bridgewater, Massachusetts

American Patriot Paul Revere
American Patriot
Paul Revere

Deaths in History

  • Aug 28 David Hartley, English philosopher and Founder of the Associationist School of Psychology, dies at 51