Historical Events in August 1848

  • Aug 9 Austria & Sardinia sign cease fire

Historic Event

Aug 9 US Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party nominating Martin Van Buren for president

  • Aug 14 Oregon Territory created
  • Aug 15 M. Waldo Hanchett patents dental chair
  • Aug 18 Camila O'Gorman and Ladislao Gutierrez are executed on the orders of Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas
  • Aug 22 The United States annexes New Mexico