On This Day

Historical Events in August 1865

Historic Publication

Aug 2 Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

  • Aug 2 Trans Atlantic Cable being laid by SS Great Eastern between Great Britain and America snaps and is lost
  • Aug 12 Joseph Lister performs 1st antiseptic surgery
  • Aug 15 Battle of Lone Jack, Missouri
  • Aug 16 Restoration Day in the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic regains its independence after 4 years of fighting against the Spanish Annexation.

Historic Event

Aug 20 President Andrew Johnson proclaims an end to "insurrection" in Texas

  • Aug 22 William Sheppard is issued the first US patent for liquid soap