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

Person of interestClaude Debussy

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

Composer Claude Debussy
Claude Debussy

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? 158 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo