August 1800 in History

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Events in History

  • Aug 30 Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 6 Catherine Beecher, educator (championed higher education for women)
  • Aug 21 Hiram Walden, American politician (d. 1880)
  • Aug 22 William S. Harney, U.S. general (d. 1889)
  • Aug 22 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (d. 1865)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 19 Social reformer Elizabeth Fry (20) weds tea dealer Joseph Fry (23) at the Norwich Quaker Meeting House in Norwich, England

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry