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Events in History

  • Aug 10 Antioch Syria, hit by Earthquake; about 20,000 die

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 22 George Stoneman, US Union general-major/(Gov-California, 1883-87)
  • Aug 22 Virginia Clemm Poe, wife of Edgar Allan Poe (d. 1847)
  • Aug 31 Fitz John Porter, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1901)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 12 Robert Stewart, 2nd marguess of Londonderry, commits suicide, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 19 Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer, dies at 72

Mathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
Mathematician/Astronomer
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 22 William Herschel, German/British astronomer (discovered Uranus), dies at 83

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel