August 1849 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 9 Hungarian Republic crushed by Austria & Russia
  • Aug 19 NY Herald reports gold discovery in California
  • Aug 22 The first air raid in history; Austria launches pilotless balloons against the Italian city of Venice
  • Aug 28 Venice under Daniele Manin surrenders to Austrians under Radetsky, having been under siege since July 20 after proclaiming independence

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 12 Abbott Handerson Thayer, painter/naturalist
  • Aug 23 William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1903)
  • Aug 27 Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Nocturno)
  • Aug 29 Titus van Asch van Wijck, Dutch governor Suriname (1891-97), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1902)
  • Aug 30 J. M. Dent, British publisher, born in Darlington, England (d. 1926)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 2 Governor Muhammad Ali of Egypt (b. 1769)
  • Aug 12 Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Min of Finance (1801-14), dies at 88