On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1863

Historical Events

  • American Civil War: Tennessee's "military" Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. Celebrated as a holiday by Tennessee African Americans (early 20th century)

Famous Deaths

  • Angus MacAskill known as 'Giant MacAskill', circus performer (b.1825)
1863 Highlights

About August 8, 1863

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo