What Happened in August 1857

Historical Events

  • Aug 24 The Panic of 1857 begins, setting off one of the most severe economic crises in U.S. history.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 8 Cecile Chaminade, composer
  • Aug 8 Henry Osborn, Conn, paleontologist/author (52 Years of Research)
  • Aug 14 Max Wagenknecht, German composer (d. 1922)
  • Aug 15 Albert Ballin, German shipping tycoon (d. 1918)
  • Aug 18 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (d. 1926)
  • Aug 22 Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
  • Aug 29 Sandford Schultz, English cricketer (d. 1937)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Charles Turner, engraver, dies
  • Aug 3 Eugène Sue, French novelist (b. 1804)
  • Aug 10 John Wilson Croker, politician
  • Aug 12 William Daniel Conybeare, geologist, dies
  • Aug 27 Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American literary critic and editor (b. 1812)