What Happened in August 1837

Historical Events

  • Aug 5 1st ascent of Mt Marcy (5,344') highest in Adirondack, NY
  • Aug 28 Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufacture Worcestershire Sauce

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Mother Jones, American labor organizer (d. 1930)
  • Aug 11 Marie Fran├žois Sadi Carnot, President of France (1887-94), born in Limoges, France (d. 1894)
  • Aug 16 Emile A. H. Seipgens, Dutch priest, writer and beer brewer, born in Roermond, Netherlands (d. 1837)
  • Aug 24 Theodore Dubois, French composer, born in Rosnay, Marne, France (d. 1924)
  • Aug 27 Heinrich Urban, composer
  • Aug 30 Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, US 1st Lady (1881-85), born in Culpeper Court House, Virginia (d. 1880)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Walter Geikie, painter, dies
  • Aug 9 Xavier Sigalon, French painter (b. 1787)