On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1856

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Hurricane washes away 2-300 revelers at Last Island, Louisiana

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestEdward L. Doheny

Edward L. Doheny, American oil tycoon, born in Fond du lac, Wisconsin

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny
  • Paul Geisler, composer
  • William Willett, British inventor of Daylight Saving Time, born in Farnham, Surrey, England