On This Day

What Happened in August 1882

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 US Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
  • Aug 5 Martial law is imposed in Japan
  • Aug 5 Standard Oil of New Jersey is established
  • Aug 7 Hatfields of south West Virginia and McCoys of east Kentucky feud, 100 wounded or die
  • Aug 8 Snow falls on Lake Michigan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 14 Queen Victoria receives Zulu chief Cetewayo

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
  • Aug 16 British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuts in Moscow

  • Aug 29 Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 29 Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Vaclav Klicka, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1953)
  • Aug 2 Johannes Tralow, German writer (Ottoman tetralogy), born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1968)
  • Aug 2 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter and sculptor (Virgin Doll), born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1916)
  • Aug 2 Red Ames, American baseball player (NY Giants), born in Warren, Ohio (d. 1936)
  • Aug 2 George Sargent, English golfer (US Open 1909), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1962)
  • Aug 3 Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer, born in Cotacachi, Ecuador (d. 1972)
  • Aug 5 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WWI)
  • Aug 6 Gerrit Hendrik Kersten, Dutch vicar and founder (Calvinist party), born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • Aug 8 Ladislas Starevich, Polish animator (d. 1965)
  • Aug 10 Max Kowalski, German pianist, singer, and composer (Pierrot Lunaire), born in Kowal, Russian Empire/Poland (d. 1956)
  • Aug 11 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian Marshal, fascist and Viceroy of Italian East Africa, born in Filettino, Italy (d. 1955)
  • Aug 14 Gisela Richter, English art historian, born in London (d. 1972)
  • Aug 16 Pierre H. Ritter Jr, Dutch literary, writer and journalist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1962)

Person of interestSamuel Goldwyn

Aug 17 Samuel Goldwyn [Shmuel Gelbfisz], Jewish Polish American movie producer (MGM), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1974)

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • Aug 18 Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor
  • Aug 18 Marcel Louis Auguste Samuel-Rousseau, composer
  • Aug 22 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire (d. 1952)
  • Aug 25 Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician and President of Ireland (1945-59), born in Abbotstown, Dublin (d. 1966)
  • Aug 26 James Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925)
  • Aug 26 Johannes Lindeboom, vicar/church historian (Neth Archives)
  • Aug 26 Carl Wilhelm de Vries, Dutch jurist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1967)
  • Aug 27 Jaroslav Křička, Czech composer, born in Kelč, Czech Republic (d. 1969)
  • Aug 30 Meijer de Hond, Dutch rabbi and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • Aug 31 Charles O'Neill, Canadian composer and bandmaster, born in Duntocher, near Glasgow, (d. 1964)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 2 Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (26) weds Fanny Smith

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Henry Clarence Kendall, Australian poet (Bell Birds), dies of tuberculosis at 43