What Happened on August 29, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 2nd Battle of Bull Run Va (Manassas) during US Civil War
  • Battle of Aspromonte; Italian royal forces defeat rebels
  • US Bureau of Engraving & Printing begins operation

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (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