On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1865

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • Trans Atlantic Cable being laid by SS Great Eastern snaps and is lost

Famous Birthdays

  • Irving Babbitt, American writer (Rousseau & Romanticism), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1933)
  • John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1955)
1865 Highlights

About August 2, 1865

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 4 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo