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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 interestJean Baptiste Joseph Delambre

Aug 19 Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer, dies at 72

Mathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
Mathematician/Astronomer
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre

Person of interestWilliam Herschel

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

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel