On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1842

Historical Events

  • Micah Rugg patents a nuts & bolts machine
  • US Naval Observatory authorized by an act of Congress
1842 Highlights

About August 31, 1842

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 179 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo