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Events in History

  • Aug 8 Russian fleet appears at Nagasaki, Japan
  • Aug 24 1st potato chips prepared by chef George Crum at Moon's Lake House, near Saratoga Springs, New York (popular legend says he invented though earlier recipes exist)

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 19 Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • Aug 28 Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor, born in Grayvoron, Russia (d. 1939)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 4 Confederate general Thomas Jackson (29) weds Elinor Junkin in Lexington

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson

Deaths in History

  • Aug 23 Alexander Calder, first mayor of Beaumont, Texas (b. 1806)