On This Day

Events in History in August 1718

  • Aug 2 Austrian joins Triple Alliance
  • Aug 11 Battle of Cape Passaro: British fleet destroys Spanish off Sicily

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Aug 21 Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, Turkey and Venice sign peace treaty

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI
  • Aug 25 Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans founded