On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1848

Historical Events

  • The United States annexes New Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (Founder of Chicago Daily News), born in Hudson, Illinois (d. 1929)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Soldier and later US President Ulysses S. Grant (26) marries Julia Dent

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant

1848 Highlights

About August 22, 1848

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 172 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo