What Happened in August 1822

Historical Events

  • Aug 10 Antioch Syria, hit by Earthquake; about 20,000 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Johann Georg Herzog, composer
  • Aug 15 Wilhelm Rust, composer
  • Aug 22 George Stoneman, US Union general-major and Governor of California (1883-87), born in Busti, NY (d. 1894)
  • Aug 22 Virginia Clemm Poe, American wife of writer Edgar Allan Poe, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1847)
  • Aug 31 Fitz John Porter, American Major General (Union Army), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 1901)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 12 Robert Stewart, 2nd marguess of Londonderry, commits suicide, dies
  • Aug 19 Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer, dies at 62

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 19 Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer, dies at 72

Mathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
Mathematician/Astronomer
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 25 William Herschel, German-British astronomer (discovered Uranus), dies at 83

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel