On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1839

Historical Events

  • British capture Hong Kong from China

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Philippe Lafont, composer, dies at 57
1839 Highlights

About August 23, 1839

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 181 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo