On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1831

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Ebenezer Cobb Morley, English sportsman (drafted first FA rules), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1924)
  • Edward Payson Chapin, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Waterloo, New York (d. 1863)
  • John Jones Ross, Canadian politician, 7th Premier of Quebec (1884-87), born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 1901)

Famous Deaths

  • Eduard Brendler, composer, dies at 30