On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1831

Historical Events

  • William IV is crowned King of Great Britain, then aged 64 the oldest person to assume the British throne

Famous Birthdays

  • Wilhelm Raabe [Jakob Corvinus], German author (Der Hungerpastor), born in Eschershausen, Germany (d. 1910)

Famous Deaths

  • John Aitken, Scottish-born American music publisher, dies at 85 or 86
1831 Highlights

About September 8, 1831

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 190 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo