August 1842 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Rotherhithe Tunnel under the Thames opens
  • Aug 1 Lombard Street Riot erupts
  • Aug 9 US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty
  • Aug 14 Second Seminole War declared over by Colonel Worth; Indians go on to be removed from Florida to Oklahoma
  • Aug 21 The city of Hobart, Tasmania, is founded.
  • Aug 29 Great Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war
  • Aug 31 Micah Rugg patents a nuts & bolts machine
  • Aug 31 US Naval Observatory authorized by an act of Congress

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 14 Henry Duff Trail, journalist/author
  • Aug 16 Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (d. 1922)
  • Aug 20 Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter
  • Aug 24 Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market)
  • Aug 26 Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (Lumbaalpunctie)
  • Aug 28 Willem Linnig jr, Flemish painter/graphic artist
  • Aug 30 Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1849)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 10 Captain William Hobson, first British Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, dies of a stroke at 49
  • Aug 18 Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (b. 1779)