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August 1830 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 Charles X of France abdicates in favour of his grandson the Duc de Bordeaux

King of France Charles X
King of France
Charles X
  • Aug 4 Plans for city of Chicago laid out
  • Aug 9 Louis-Philippe formally accepts crown of France, following abdication of Charles X
  • Aug 25 Belgium revolts against Netherlands and begins the Belgian Revolution
  • Aug 28 1st American built locomotive, "Tom Thumb" races a horse-drawn car from Stockton and Stokes stagecoach company from Baltimore to Ellicott Mills. Let history record that due to mechanical problems the horse won!

Birthdays in History


Person of interestFranz Joseph I

Aug 18 Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia (1848-1916), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1916)

Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph I
Austro-Hungarian Emperor
Franz Joseph I
  • Aug 19 Julius Lothar Meyer, German Chemist who developed the first periodic table of chemical elements independently of Dimitri Mendeleev, born in Varel Oldenburg (d. 1895)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 27 Louis Henri, Prince of Condé, commits suicide at 74