On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1864

Historical Events

  • Comet C/1864 N1 (Tempel) approaches within 0.0964 AUs of Earth
  • Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Gaines, Alabama

Famous Birthdays

  • Henri de Vries [Hendricus Van Walterop], Dutch actor (Cleopatra, White Cargo), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1949)
1864 Highlights

About August 8, 1864

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo