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Historical Events in August 1839

  • Aug 8 Beta Theta Pi is founded in Oxford, Ohio.

InventionHistoric Invention

Aug 19 Details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Photographer and Inventor
Louis-Jacques Daguerre
  • Aug 23 British capture Hong Kong from China