On This Day

August 1816 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 8 Bavaria joins Holy Alliance
  • Aug 14 Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha
  • Aug 19 Java again in Dutch hands
  • Aug 24 The Treaty of St. Louis is signed by the USA and the united tribes of Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Aug 27 Lord Exmouth bombards Algiers, a refuge for Barbary pirates

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 3 John E. Smith, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Berne, Switzerland (d. 1897)
  • Aug 4 Israel Vogdes, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Chester County, Pennsylvania (d. 1889)
  • Aug 19 Julius van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs, born in Dommeldange, Luxembourg (d. 1894)
  • Aug 21 Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1856)
  • Aug 24 Daniel Gooch, English engineer, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables, born in Bedlington, Northumberland, England (d. 1889)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 7 Dionysius Godefridus van der Keessel, Dutch jurist (Theses Selectae, Select Theses on the Laws of Holland and Zeeland), dies at 77
  • Aug 9 Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer, dies at 44