On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1864

Historical Events

  • Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Jonesboro Georgia, 1900 casualties

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Wilhelm Zach, Polish-American violinist and conductor (Boston Symphony 1896-1907; St. Louis Symphony, 1907-21), born in Lemberg, Galicia (now L’vov, Ukraine) (d. 1921)

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand Lassalle, French socialist and political activist (Allgemeiner), dies at 39
1864 Highlights

About August 31, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Virgo