On This Day

What Happened on August 30, 1844

Famous Birthdays

  • Friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum), born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1904)

Famous Deaths

  • Francis Baily, English astronomer and describer of "Baily's Beads" during solar eclipse, dies at 70
1844 Highlights

About August 30, 1844

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 176 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Virgo