What Happened In August 1776 In History
Historical Events for August, 1776
- 2nd » The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.
- 10th » American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
- 27th » Battle of Long Island: In what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe called William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.
Famous Birthdays on August in 1776
- 9th » Amedeo Avogadro, Italian physicist and chemist (d. 1856)
- 25th » Thomas Bladen Capel, English admiral (d. 1853)
Famous Deaths for August 1776
- 2nd » Louis François, Prince of Conti (b. 1717)
- 25th » David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1711)
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