August 1851 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 22 Gold fields discovered in Australia

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 3 Isabella Caroline Somerset, temperance leader
  • Aug 13 Felix Adler, German-born educator (d. 1933)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 14 Doc Holliday, American gambler, dentist and gunfighter (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), born in Griffin, Georgia (d. 1887)

Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday
Gunfighter in the American Old West
Doc Holliday
  • Aug 17 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist and evangelist
  • Aug 19 Frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11)
  • Aug 19 Charles Hires, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 25 [Willem] Alexander KHF, prince of Orange/Netherlands
  • Aug 29 Willem M d'Ablaing, Dutch lawyer

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 William Joseph Behr, German writer (b. 1775)
  • Aug 11 Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (b. 1779)