On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1862

Historical Events

  • Battle of Aspromonte; Italian royal forces defeat rebels

Second Battle of Bull Run

Second Battle of Bull Run, fought in Manassas, Virginia begins, Confederate victory (US Civil War)

  • US Bureau of Engraving & Printing begins operation

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (1908-09, 1910-13, 1914-15), born in Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1928)

Maurice Maeterlinck

Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian playwright, poet and author (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1949)


1862 Highlights

About August 29, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo