Historical Events in August 1830

  • Aug 2 Charles X of France abdicates in favour of his grandson the Duc de Bordeaux
  • Aug 4 Plans for city of Chicago laid out
  • Aug 9 Louis-Philippe formally accepts crown of France, following abdication of Charles X
  • Aug 25 Belgium revolts against Netherlands and begins the Belgian Revolution
  • Aug 28 1st locomotive in US, "Tom Thumb", runs from Baltimore to Ellicotts Mill