On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1865

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles G. Dawes, 30th Vice President of the United States, banker and 1925 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in Marietta, Ohio (d. 1951)
  • James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist and anthropologist, born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 1935)

Famous Deaths

  • J√≥zef Nowakowski, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Canadian novelist (The Clockmaker; or, The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville), dies at 68