What Happened in August 1843

Historical Events

  • Aug 8 Natal (in South Africa) is made a British colony
  • Aug 15 National black convention meets (Buffalo NY)
  • Aug 15 Tivoli Gardens amusement park opens in Copenhagen, world's 2nd oldest
  • Aug 26 Charles Thurber patents a typewriter
  • Aug 30 1st time African-Americans participate in a national political convention (Liberty Party)
  • Aug 31 Liberty Party nominates James Birneyas presidential candidate

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Robert Todd Lincoln, Capt (Union volunteers), (d. 1926)
  • Aug 4 Flor van Duyse, composer
  • Aug 5 James Scott Skinner, composer
  • Aug 23 William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (d. 1932)
  • Aug 26 George August Lumbye, composer
  • Aug 29 David B. Hill, Governor of New York (d. 1910)
  • Aug 31 Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1919)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 10 Jakob F Fries, German philosopher, dies