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What Happened In August 1778 In History

Historical Events for August, 1778

  • 21st » American Revolutionary War: British forces Siege of Pondicherry (1778) known as begin besieging the French outpost at Puducherry known as Pondichéry.
  • 26th » The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
  • 29th » American Revolutionary War: British and American forces battle indecisively at the Battle of Rhode Island.

Famous Birthdays on August in 1778

  • 11th » Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Prussian gymnast, educator, and politician (d. 1852)
  • 22nd » James Kirke Paulding, American politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1860)

Famous Deaths for August 1778

  • 4th » Pierre de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal, Canadian-French politician, Governor General of New France (b. 1698)
  • 5th » Charles Clémencet, French historian and author (b. 1703)
  • 12th » Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire (b. 1714)

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