August 10, 1856 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Hurricane washes away 2-300 revelers at Last Island, Louisiana

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Edward L. Doheny, American oil tycoon, born in Fond du lac, Wisconsin

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny
  • William Willett, British inventor of Daylight Saving Time, born in Farnham, Surrey, England