On This Day

August 1796 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 8 Boston African Society establishes with 44 members
  • Aug 17 British beat Batavian navy in Saldanha Bay, South Africa
  • Aug 19 Spain & France sign anti-British alliance
  • Aug 23 African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 25 James Lick, American land baron in California, born in Stumpstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1876)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 Robert Pigot, British army officer (b. 1720)
  • Aug 31 John McKinly, American physician and President of Delaware, dies at 75