On This Day

Events in History in August 1787

  • Aug 2 Horace the Saussure reaches top of Mont Blanc
  • Aug 6 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia begins debate on the first draft of the Constitution
  • Aug 16 Turkey declares war on Russia (Russo-Turkish War 1787-92)
  • Aug 17 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
  • Aug 22 John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton