On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1862

Historical Events

  • Battle of Catlett's Station, VA
  • Santee Sioux indian attack Fort Ridgely

Famous Birthdays

Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy, French composer (La Mer; Clair de lune), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1918)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Bohlen, German/US brigadier general (Union), dies in battle at 51
1862 Highlights

About August 22, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo