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What Happened on August 28, 1839

Famous Deaths

  • William Smith, British geologist who is credited with creating the first nationwide geological map (Strata Identified by Organized Fossils), dies at 70
1839 Highlights

About August 28, 1839

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 181 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo