What Happened in August 1835

Historical Events

  • Aug 10 Mob of whites & oxen pulled black school to a swamp out of Canaan NH
  • Aug 11 George B Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal
  • Aug 17 Solymon Merrick of Springfield, Massachusetts patents the first wrench
  • Aug 18 Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago

Historic Publication

Aug 25 New York Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel

  • Aug 30 City of Melbourne, Australia, is founded

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Elisha Grey, American electrical engineer and inventor (Telephone), born in Barnesville, Ohio (d. 1901)
  • Aug 8 James William Forsyth, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Maumee, Ohio (d. 1906)
  • Aug 10 Gyula Beliczay, composer
  • Aug 14 Tom King, English boxer (English heavyweight champion 1862-63), rower and bookmaker, born in London, England (d. 1888)
  • Aug 26 Theodore Washington Brevard, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Tuskegee, Alabama (d. 1882)
  • Aug 27 Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author and painter, born in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium (d. 1918)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 9 Claus Nielsen Schali, Danish violinist and composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 25 Ann Rutledge, said to be Abraham Lincoln's true love, dies at 22