August 1834 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire - Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 16 Charles Darwin climbs Mt Campana in Chile

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 2 Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor (designed the Statue of Liberty), born in Colmar, France (d. 1904)

  • Aug 2 Isaac Capadose, lawyer/evangelist
  • Aug 4 John Venn, English mathematician (Venn Diagram), born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1923)
  • Aug 18 Marshall Field, American entrepreneur and the founder of Marshall Field and Company, born in Conway, Massachusetts (d. 1906)
  • Aug 22 Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Natchez, Mississippi (d. 1900)
  • Aug 22 Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer and pioneer aviator, born in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1906)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies
  • Aug 5 Gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch min of Foreign affairs, dies at 71
  • Aug 7 Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor (b. 1752)
  • Aug 17 Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general, dies at 31