On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1864

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Federal assault on 4th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
  • Palace for People's industry official opens in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Ferdinand C. S. Schiller, German-British philosopher (Riddles of the Sphinx), born in Altona, Holstein, German Confederation (d. 1937)

Famous Deaths

  • John Randolph Chambliss Jr, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 31