On This Day

Historical Events in August 1882

  • Aug 3 US Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
  • Aug 5 Martial law is imposed in Japan
  • Aug 5 Standard Oil of New Jersey is established
  • Aug 7 Hatfields of south West Virginia and McCoys of east Kentucky feud, 100 wounded or die
  • Aug 8 Snow falls on Lake Michigan

Historic Event

Aug 14 Queen Victoria receives Zulu chief Cetewayo

  • Aug 16 British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria

Music History

Aug 20 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuts in Moscow

  • Aug 29 Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"

Sports History

Aug 29 Australian cricket fast bowler Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 (7-46 & 7-44) in one-off Test v England in London