What Happened on August 29, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Aspromonte; Italian royal forces defeat rebels

Victory in battleSecond Battle of Bull Run

Second Battle of Bull Run, fought in Manassas, Virginia begins, Confederate victory (US Civil War)

  • US Bureau of Engraving & Printing begins operation

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (1908-09, 1910-13, 1914-15), born in Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1928)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1949)

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck