On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1842

Historical Events

  • Great Britain and China sign Treaty of Nanking, ending the Opium war

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Shaw, English cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), born in Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1907)
1842 Highlights

About August 29, 1842

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 179 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo