On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1862

Famous Deaths

  • George William Taylor, US Union brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Ignaz Assmayer, composer, dies at 72
1862 Highlights

About August 31, 1862

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

Star Sign: Virgo