What Happened in August 1845

Historical Events

  • Aug 6 The Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg.
  • Aug 28 Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 6 Anthonie A Vorsterman van Oyen, Dutch genealogist
  • Aug 9 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator
  • Aug 9 AndrĂ© Bessette, Canadian religious figure (d. 1937)
  • Aug 10 Abai Qunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher (d. 1904)
  • Aug 15 Walter Crane, England, painter/illustrator (Beauty & Beast)
  • Aug 16 Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist
  • Aug 20 St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint (d. 1916)
  • Aug 22 William Lewis Douglas, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • Aug 24 James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • Aug 25 Ludwig II, mad king of Bavaria (1864-86)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 26 Mary Ann Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper, born in London (d. 1888)

First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols
First Victim of Jack the Ripper
Mary Ann Nichols