On This Day

What Happened in August 1800

Historical Events

  • Aug 30 Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 6 Catherine Beecher, American educator (championed higher education for women), born in East Hampton, New York (1878)
  • Aug 21 Hiram Walden, American politician, born in Pawlet, Vermont (d. 1880)
  • Aug 22 William S. Harney, U.S. general, born in Madison, Tennessee (d. 1889)
  • Aug 22 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1865)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 19 Social reformer Elizabeth Fry née Gurney (20) weds tea dealer Joseph Fry (23) at the Norwich Quaker Meeting House in Norwich, England

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, German composer, dies at 63