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 Francois Carnot, engineer/French pres (1887-94); assassinated
  • Aug 16 Emile A H Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer
  • Aug 24 Theodore Dubois, composer
  • Aug 27 Heinrich Urban, composer
  • Aug 30 Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, 1st lady (1881-85)

Famous Deaths

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