On This Day

August 1850 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 23 1st US National Women's Rights Convention convenes in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 30 Honolulu, Hawaii, becomes a city
  • Aug 31 California pioneers organized at Montgomery & Clay Streets

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 3 Paulus Adrianus Daum, Dutch writer, founder and editor (Batavian Newspaper), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1898)
  • Aug 3 Reginald Heber Roe, 1st Vice-Chancellor of the University of Queensland and 2nd Headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School, born in Blandford, Dorset, England (d. 1926)

Person of interestGuy de Maupassant

Aug 5 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), born in Château de Miromesnil, France (d. 1893)

Author and Master of the Short Story Guy de Maupassant
Author and Master of the Short Story
Guy de Maupassant
  • Aug 26 Charles Richet, French physiologist (anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 6 Edward Walsh, Irish poet (b. 1805)

Person of interestJosé de San Martín

Aug 17 Jose de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero and general, dies at 72

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • Aug 18 Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (La Comédie Humaine), dies at 51
  • Aug 22 Nikolaus Lenau, Hungarian-German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser), dies at 48
  • Aug 26 Louis-Philippe, King of France (1830-48), dies at 76