What Happened in August 1882

Historical Events

  • Aug 3 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 WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded or die
  • Aug 8 Snow falls on Lake Michigan

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Aug 14 Queen Victoria receives Zulu chief Cetewayo

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

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Aug 20 Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens 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
Fred Spofforth

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Vaclav Klicka, composer
  • Aug 2 Johannes Tralow, writer
  • Aug 2 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Virgin Doll)
  • Aug 2 Red Ames, baseball player (d. 1936)
  • Aug 3 Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer
  • Aug 5 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WWI)
  • Aug 6 Gerrit H Kersten, Dutch vicar/founder (Calvinist party)
  • Aug 8 Ladislas Starevich, Polish animator (d. 1965)
  • Aug 10 Max Kowalski, composer
  • 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 (d. 1972)
  • Aug 16 Pierre H. Ritter Jr, Dutch literary, writer and journalist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1962)

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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 Se├ín 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 Kricka, composer
  • 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

HeartWedding 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, dies of tuberculosis at 43