What Happened in August 1833

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro
  • Aug 10 Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200
  • Aug 12 The town of Chicago is incorporated (population 350)
  • Aug 24 HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • Aug 29 Britain's Slavery Abolition Act becomes law

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 3 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist
  • Aug 5 Carola of Vasa, Queen consort of Saxony (d. 1907)
  • Aug 7 Powell Clayton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)/(Gov-R-Ark)
  • Aug 11 Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)
  • Aug 11 Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877)
  • Aug 12 William Price Sanders, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 20 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (Republican: 1889-93), born in North Bend, Ohio (d. 1901)

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • Aug 26 Charles Jackson Paine, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 28 Edward Burne-Jones, England, Pre-Raphaelite painter/designer

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Stoffel Muller, Dutch sect leader, dies
  • Aug 14 Luigi Cagnola, architect, dies
  • Aug 24 Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist, dies at 65