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 cricket medium/spin bowler (7 Tests; bowled first ball in Test cricket; first to take 5 wickets in a Test innings; Nottinghamshire CCC, MCC), born in Burton Joyce, England (d. 1907)
Born in 1842
1842 Highlights

About August 29, 1842

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 181 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo