August 1814 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Belgian King Willem I accepts blame in Southern defeat
  • Aug 7 Pope Pius VII reinstates the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
  • Aug 8 Peace negotiations begin in Ghent, Belgium
  • Aug 13 Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch
  • Aug 13 Treaty of London-Netherland stops transporting slaves
  • Aug 24 British forces capture Washington, D.C. and destroy many landmarks (War of 1812)
  • Aug 25 British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books (War of 1812)

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Maxcy Gregg, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • Aug 8 Esther Hobart Morris, suffragist/anti-slavery activist
  • Aug 10 John Clifford Pemberton, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1881)
  • Aug 10 William Lowndes Yancey, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1863)
  • Aug 10 Henri Nestlé, Swiss industrialist (d. 1890)
  • Aug 13 Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (d. 1874)
  • Aug 14 Henry Hayes Lockwood, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • Aug 23 James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore (d. 1877)
  • Aug 28 Sheridan le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 21 Benjamin Thompson, American physicist and inventor (b. 1753)
  • Aug 31 Arthur Phillip, British admiral, first Governor of New South Wales (b. 1738)