What Happened in August 1818

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer on Nantucket Island
  • Aug 2 [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of the Netherlands/general-major
  • Aug 3 HM Jozef Schadde, Flemish architect (New Stock exchange Antwerp)
  • Aug 4 Lovell Harrison Rosseau, American lawyer politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Stanford, Kentucky (d. 1869)
  • Aug 7 Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist
  • Aug 13 Lucy Blackwell-Stone, US abolitionist (US Woman's Suffrage Association)
  • Aug 18 William Farquhar Barry, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1879)
  • Aug 23 Rufus Ingalls, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Denmark, Maine (d. 1893)
  • Aug 30 Alexander H. Rice, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (1876-78), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1895)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 22 Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85
  • Aug 28 Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, trader, founder of Chicago, dies
  • Aug 31 Arthur St. Clair, American soldier and politician (President of the Continental Congress, 1787), dies at 81