What Happened in August 1830

Historical Events

  • Aug 2 Charles X of France abdicates in favour of his grandson the Duc de Bordeaux
  • Aug 4 Plans for city of Chicago laid out
  • Aug 9 Louis-Philippe formally accepts crown of France, following abdication of Charles X
  • Aug 25 Belgium revolts against Netherlands and begins the Belgian Revolution
  • Aug 28 1st American built locomotive, "Tom Thumb" races a horse-drawn car from Stockton and Stokes stagecoach company from Baltimore to Ellicott Mills. Let history record that due to mechanical problems the horse won!

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 18 Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1916)
  • Aug 19 Julius Lothar Meyer, Varel Oldenburg, German Chemist who developed the first periodic table of chemical elements independently of Dimitri Mendeleev

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 5 Karl Friedrich Horn, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 12 Franz de Paula Roser, composer, dies at 50
  • Aug 27 Louis H J Condé, French prince, commits suicide at 74