On This Day

August 1826 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 19 Canada Co. chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario)
  • Aug 22 Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah
  • Aug 24 Netherlands South Willems Port (Bosch-Liege) opens

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 2 William Denison Whipple, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Madison County, New York (d. 1902)
  • Aug 6 Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (Robbery Under Arms), born in London (d. 1915)
  • Aug 7 August Ahlqvist, Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi), born in Kuopio, Finland (d. 1889)
  • Aug 21 Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist, born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1903)
  • Aug 26 Princess Alexandra of Bavaria, German princess and writer, born at Schloss Johannisburg, Aschaffenburg (d. 1875)
  • Aug 27 Frank Stillman Nickerson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Swanville, Maine (d. 1917)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 13 René Laënnec, French physician who invented the stethoscope, dies of tuberculosis at 46