August 29, 1862 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 2nd Battle of Bull Run Va (Manassas) during US Civil War
  • Battle of Aspromonte; Italian royal forces defeat rebels
  • US Bureau of Engraving & Printing begins operation

Birthdays in History

  • Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1949)

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck