What Happened in August 1800

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Historical Events

  • Aug 30 Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 6 Catherine Beecher, educator (championed higher education for women)
  • Aug 21 Hiram Walden, American politician (d. 1880)
  • Aug 22 William S. Harney, U.S. general (d. 1889)
  • Aug 22 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (d. 1865)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 19 Social reformer Elizabeth Fry (20) weds tea dealer Joseph Fry (23) at the Norwich Quaker Meeting House in Norwich, England

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, composer, dies at 63