August 1855 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Castle Clinton in NYC opens as 1st US receiving station for immigrants
  • Aug 3 Rotterdam-Gouda railway opens
  • Aug 4 John Bartlett publishes "Familiar Quotations"
  • Aug 9 Battle of Acapulco during Mexican Liberal uprising

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 18 Alfred Wallis, English artist and mariner, born in Devonport, Devon, England (d. 1942)
  • Aug 20 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet and interpreter (Laodania), born in Omsk, Russian Empire (d. 1909) [NS Sept 1]

Deaths in History

  • Aug 7 Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (1851-53), dies at 53
  • Aug 16 Henry Colburn, British publisher ( Pepys's Diary) (b. 1784)
  • Aug 30 Feargus O'Connor, Leader of English Chartists, dies at 61