What Happened on August 4, 1873

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Indian Wars: whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, clashes for the first time with the Sioux (near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed).

Famous Birthdays

  • Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish general/minister of War

Famous Deaths

  • Viktor Hartmann, Russian painter (b. 1834)