What Happened in August 1829

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell" premieres in Paris
  • Aug 8 French government of De Polignac forms
  • Aug 9 "Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service
  • Aug 16 Siamese twins Chang & Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited
  • Aug 25 President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses
  • Aug 31 Opera "Guillaume Tell" is produced (Paris)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer
  • Aug 5 Milo Smith Hascall, American banker, real estate executive, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Le Roy, New York (d. 1904)
  • Aug 7 Thomas Ewing Jr, American attorney, 1st chief justice of Kansas, congressman, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 1896)
  • Aug 12 John Horace Forney, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • Aug 15 Eduard de Hartog, composer
  • Aug 21 Otto Goldschmidt, composer
  • Aug 23 Moritz B Cantor, German historian of mathematics, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1920)
  • Aug 28 Albert Dietrich, German composer and conductor, born in Meissen, Germany (d. 1908)