What Happened on August 9, 1848

Historical Events

  • Austria & Sardinia sign cease fire

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

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

About August 9, 1848

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 174 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo