What Happened on August 25, 1819

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Paris Salon opens with Théodore Géricault’s painting "Raft of the Medusa" causing a sensation

Famous Birthdays

  • Allan Pinkerton, American private detective and founder of Chicago detective agency, born in Glasgow (d. 1894)
Born in 1819

Famous Deaths

James WattJames Watt (1736-1819)

Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer and chemist (steam engine), dies at 83

1819 Highlights

About August 25, 1819

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 203 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo