Historical Events in August 1829

  • Aug 3 Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell" premieres in Paris
  • Aug 3 Opera "Guillaume Tell" (William Tell) Gioachino Rossini's last and greatest opera premieres in Paris
  • Aug 8 French government of De Polignac forms
  • Aug 9 "Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service
  • Aug 16 Siamese twins Chang & Eng Bunker arrive in Boston to be exhibited
  • Aug 25 President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses