On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1832

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Bad Axe, Wisconsin: 1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sauk & Fox Native Americans ending the Black Hawk War in the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Steel Olcott, American military officer and co-founder of the Theosophical Society, born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1907)