On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1819

Historical Events

  • 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)

Famous Deaths

James Watt

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

Inventor, Engineer and Chemist James Watt
Inventor, Engineer and Chemist
James Watt
1819 Highlights

About August 25, 1819

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 202 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo