A collection of world events between 1492 and 1859, focusing on the 17th and 18th centuries. Please refer to the Guide for more info, tips and Search examples...

EUSeAy1560Aug2113-year-old Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
ITScGv1569Aug21Pope Pius V names Cosimo I de' Medici as Grand Duke of Toscany
NEScGv1598Aug21Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence
NECfFd1673Aug21Sea Battle of Texel (aka Battle of Kijkduin): Michiel de Ruyter defeats English and French fleet
NACfSk1680Aug21Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa Fe from Spanish
FRCfSs1707Aug21The Siege of Toulon ends as French and Spanish force defeat Austrian, Dutch, Savoy and British armies
ASCfOv1718Aug21Austria, Venice and Turkey sign the Treaty of Passarowitz, ending the Seventh Ottoman–Venetian War
GBScBd1754Aug21Banastre Tarleton is born in Liverpool, England
NACfSk1791Aug21Haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Dutty Boukman
NACfSk1831Aug21Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising of slaves in Virginia
NACfSk   Slave revolt erupts in Virginia
NASeIv1841Aug21John Hampton of New Orleans, LA, patents venetian blind
NAScGv1858Aug21First Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois)

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