On This Day

What Happened in August 1822

Historical Events

  • Aug 10 Antioch Syria, hit by Earthquake; about 20,000 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Johann Georg Herzog, German composer and organist, born in Hummendorf (d. 1909)
  • Aug 15 Wilhelm Rust, German musicologist and composer, born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1892)
  • Aug 15 Virginia Clemm Poe, American wife of writer Edgar Allan Poe, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1847) [1]
  • Aug 22 George Stoneman, US Union general-major and Governor of California (1883-87), born in Busti, NY (d. 1894)
  • Aug 31 Fitz John Porter, American Major General (Union Army), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 1901)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 12 Robert Stewart, 2nd marguess of Londonderry, commits suicide, dies
  • Aug 19 Melchor Lopez Jimenez, Spanish composer (Santiago de Compostela cathedral), dies at 62

William Herschel

Aug 25 William Herschel, German-British astronomer (discovered Uranus), dies at 83