What Happened in August 1824

Historical Events

  • Aug 4 Battle of Kos is fought between Turks and Greeks.

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Aug 6 Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívar's army defeats the Spanish

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
  • Aug 14 General Lafayette returns to US
  • Aug 15 Freed American slaves establish Liberia on the West African coast through the American Colonization Society (ACS)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer
  • Aug 3 William Burnham Woods, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 8 Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1880)
  • Aug 9 Simon Goodell Griffin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 14 William Terry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1888)
  • Aug 19 Georg Goltermann, composer
  • Aug 20 Absalom Baird, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1905)
  • Aug 21 John Sanford Mason, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • Aug 27 Hiram Gregory Berry, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • Aug 28 Carel JCH van Nispen of Sevenaer, Dutch Catholic politician

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 3 Inventor Charles Goodyear (23) weds Clarissa Beecher

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 21 John Taylor, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70
  • Aug 21 Santiago Ferrer, composer, dies at 62