On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1865

Historical Events

Historic Publication

Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

  • Trans Atlantic Cable being laid by SS Great Eastern between Great Britain and America 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? 156 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo