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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 Fran├žois, Prince of Conti (b. 1717)
  • 25th » David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1711)

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