On This Day

August 1759 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France
  • Aug 10 Carlos III crowned King of Spain
  • Aug 12 Battle of Kunersdorf - Russian-Austrian army overpowers Prussians
  • Aug 18 -19] 2nd sea battle of Lagos: England vs France

Birthdays in History

William Wilberforce

Aug 24 William Wilberforce, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade, born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1833)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 6 Eugene Aram, English philologist (b. 1704)
  • Aug 10 Ferdinand VI, the wise, king of Spain, dies at 46
  • Aug 24 Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44