Historical Events in August 1819

  • Aug 2 1st parachute jump in US
  • Aug 6 Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
  • Aug 7 Battle of Boyacá; Bolívar defeats Spanish in Colombia
  • Aug 16 Peterloo Massacre, Manchester, England: cavalry charges demonstrators.15 people killed and 400–700 injured
  • Aug 17 The Church Missionary Society establishes New Zealand's second mission station at Kerikeri