On This Day

August 1834 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Aug 17 Charles Darwin reaches the top of Campana in Chile during his voyage on the Beagle


Birthdays in History

Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi

Aug 2 Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor (designed the Statue of Liberty), born in Colmar, France (d. 1904)

  • Aug 2 Isaac Capadose, Dutch clergyman in the Catholic Apostolic Church, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1920)
  • Aug 4 John Venn, English mathematician (Venn Diagram), born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1923)
  • Aug 18 Marshall Field, American entrepreneur and the founder of Marshall Field and Company, born in Conway, Massachusetts (d. 1906)
  • Aug 22 Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Natchez, Mississippi (d. 1900)
  • Aug 22 Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer and pioneer aviator, born in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1906)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies
  • Aug 5 Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp, Dutch count and Minister of Foreign affairs (1813-14), dies at 71
  • Aug 7 Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and merchant who invented the programmable loom (Jacquard loom), forerunner to today's computers, dies at 82
  • Aug 17 Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general, dies at 31