What Happened in August 1834

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire - Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 16 Charles Darwin climbs Mt Campana in Chile

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 2 Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor (designed the Statue of Liberty), born in Colmar, France (d. 1904)

  • Aug 2 Isaac Capadose, lawyer/evangelist
  • Aug 4 John Venn, English mathematician (d. 1923)
  • Aug 9 Elias Alvares Lobo, composer
  • Aug 17 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)
  • Aug 18 Marshall Field, Conway Massachusetts, owner (Field Dept Store)
  • Aug 22 Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Aug 22 Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer (d. 1906)
  • Aug 31 Amilcare Ponchielli, Paderno Italy, composer (I Lituani)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies
  • Aug 5 Gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch min of Foreign affairs, dies at 71
  • Aug 7 Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor (b. 1752)
  • Aug 8 Silvestro Palma, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 14 Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer and violinist, brother of Christian Friedrich Ruppe, dies at 63
  • Aug 17 Husein Gradaščević, Bosnian rebel leader (b. 1802)