Category: "August"

August 31

1823 - Ferdinand VII was restored to the throne of Spain when invited French forces entered Cadiz. The event is known as the Battle of Trocadero.  1852 - The first pre-stamped envelopes were created with legislation of the U.S. Congress.  1881 - The… more »

August 30

1146 - European leaders outlawed the crossbow.  1645 - American Indians and the Dutch made a peace treaty at New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam later became known as New York.  1682 - William Penn sailed from England and later established the colony… more »

August 29

1828 - A patent was issued to Robert Turner for the self-regulating wagon brake.  1833 - The "Factory Act" was passed in England to settle child labor laws.  1842 - The Treaty of Nanking was signed by the British and the Chinese. The treaty ended the… more »

August 28

1609 - Delaware Bay was discovered by Henry Hudson.  1619 - Ferdinand II was elected Holy Roman Emperor. His policy of "One church, one king" was his way of trying to outlaw Protestantism.  1774 - The first American-born saint was born in New York… more »

August 27

1660 - The books of John Milton were burned in London due to his attacks on King Charles II.  1789 - The Declaration of the Rights of Man was adopted by the French National Assembly.  1828 - Uruguay was formally proclaimed to be independent during… more »
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