On This Day

August 1822 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 10 Antioch Syria, hit by Earthquake; about 20,000 die

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 22 George Stoneman, US Union general-major and Governor of California (1883-87), born in Busti, NY (d. 1894)
  • Aug 22 Virginia Clemm Poe, American wife of writer Edgar Allan Poe, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1847)
  • Aug 31 Fitz John Porter, American Major General (Union Army), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 1901)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 12 Robert Stewart, 2nd marguess of Londonderry, commits suicide, dies

Person of interestWilliam Herschel

Aug 25 William Herschel, German-British astronomer (discovered Uranus), dies at 83

Astronomer William Herschel
William Herschel