What Happened in August 1835

Historical Events

  • Aug 10 Mob of whites & oxen pulled black school to a swamp out of Canaan NH
  • Aug 11 George B Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal
  • Aug 17 Solymon Merrick patents wrench
  • Aug 18 Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago
  • Aug 25 New York Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel
  • Aug 30 Melbourne, Australia is founded.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Elisha Grey, inventor (Telephone)
  • Aug 8 James William Forsyth, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Maumee, Ohio (d. 1906)
  • Aug 10 Gyula Beliczay, composer
  • Aug 26 Theodore Washington Brevard, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Aug 27 Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Wenzel Muller, composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 9 Claus Nielsen Schali, composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 25 Ann Rutledge, said to be Abraham Lincoln's true love, dies at 22