What Happened in August 1815

Historical Events

  • Aug 6 US flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli

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Aug 9 Napoleon Bonaparte sets sail for exile on St Helena on board British ship the Northumberland

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast
  • Aug 2 Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German writer (d. 1894)
  • Aug 4 Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, Sulz am Neckar, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine
  • Aug 5 Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica)
  • Aug 16 John Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society, born in Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy (d. 1888)
  • Aug 19 John Porter McCown, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Aug 29 Anna Ella Carroll, American politician and civil war writer (Reconstruction), born in Pocomoke City, Maryland (d. 1894)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 2 Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, French marshal (b. 1763)
  • Aug 6 James A. Bayard (elder), United States Senator from Delaware (b. 1767)
  • Aug 18 Chauncey Goodrich, American politician (b. 1759)