On This Day

What Happened in August 1833

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro
  • Aug 10 Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200
  • Aug 12 The town of Chicago is incorporated (population 350)
  • Aug 24 HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina

Fighting The Scourge of Child Labour

Aug 29 Britain’s 1st Factory Act becomes law "to regulate the Labour of Children and young Persons in the Mills and Factories of the United Kingdom"


Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 3 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher and feminist, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1902)
  • Aug 5 Carola of Vasa, Queen consort of Saxony, born in Vienna (d. 1907)
  • Aug 7 Powell Clayton, American politician, diplomat, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania (d. 1914)
  • Aug 11 Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)
  • Aug 11 Kido Takayoshi, Japanese politician (d. 1877)
  • Aug 12 William Price Sanders, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Frankfort, Kentucky (d. 1863)

Benjamin Harrison

Aug 20 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (Republican: 1889-93), born in North Bend, Ohio (d. 1901)

  • Aug 26 Charles Jackson Paine, American railroad executive, soldier, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1916)
  • Aug 28 Edward Burne-Jones, English Pre-Raphaelite painter and designer, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1898)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Stoffel Muller, Dutch sect leader, dies
  • Aug 14 Luigi Cagnola, architect, dies
  • Aug 24 Adrian Hardy Haworth, English entomologist and botanist, dies at 65