On This Day

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, German Chemist who developed the first periodic table of chemical elements independently of Dimitri Mendeleev, born in Varel Oldenburg (d. 1895)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Charles Frederick Horn, English musician and composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 12 Franz de Paula Roser, composer, dies at 50
  • Aug 27 Louis Henri, Prince of Condé, commits suicide at 74