August 1833 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 3 HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro
  • Aug 10 Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200
  • Aug 12 The town of Chicago is incorporated (population 350)
  • Aug 24 HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • Aug 29 Britain's Slavery Abolition Act becomes law

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 3 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist
  • Aug 5 Carola of Vasa, Queen consort of Saxony (d. 1907)
  • Aug 7 Powell Clayton, American politician, diplomat, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania (d. 1914)
  • Aug 11 Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)
  • Aug 11 Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877)
  • Aug 12 William Price Sanders, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Frankfort, Kentucky (d. 1863)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 20 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (Republican: 1889-93), born in North Bend, Ohio (d. 1901)

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • Aug 26 Charles Jackson Paine, American railroad executive, soldier, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1916)
  • Aug 28 Edward Burne-Jones, English Pre-Raphaelite painter and designer, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1898)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 3 Stoffel Muller, Dutch sect leader, dies
  • Aug 14 Luigi Cagnola, architect, dies
  • Aug 24 Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist, dies at 65