On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1848

Historical Events

  • Austria & Sardinia sign cease fire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party nominating Martin Van Buren for president

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Marryat, English captain/author (Mr Midshipman Easy), dies
1848 Highlights

About August 9, 1848

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 171 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo