On This Day

August 1780 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Sweden declares neutrality
  • Aug 16 British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, South Carolina
  • Aug 22 HMS Resolution, without Captain James Cook, returns to England

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 21 Jernej Kopitar, Slovene philologist and linguist (Slovenian Grammar), born in Repnje, Slovenia (d. 1844)
  • Aug 29 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather), born in Montauban, France (d. 1867)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 3 Etienne B de Condillac, French philosopher (sensualism), dies at 64
  • Aug 29 Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (b. 1713)