On This Day

Historical Events in August 1829

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Aug 3 Gioachino Rossini's last and greatest opera "Guillaume Tell" (William Tell) premieres at Salle Le Peletier 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