On This Day

August 1882 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 3 US Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
  • Aug 5 Martial law is imposed in Japan
  • Aug 5 Standard Oil of New Jersey is established
  • Aug 7 Hatfields of south West Virginia and McCoys of east Kentucky feud, 100 wounded or die
  • Aug 8 Snow falls on Lake Michigan

Historic Event

Aug 14 Queen Victoria receives Zulu chief Cetewayo

  • Aug 16 British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 2 Johannes Tralow, German writer (Ottoman tetralogy), born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1968)
  • Aug 5 Joe English, Flemish Irish painter (designed WWI gravestones), born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1918)
  • Aug 6 Gerrit Hendrik Kersten, Dutch vicar and founder (Calvinist party), born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • Aug 11 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian Marshal, fascist and Viceroy of Italian East Africa, born in Filettino, Italy (d. 1955)
  • Aug 14 Gisela Richter, English art historian, born in London (d. 1972)
  • Aug 16 Pierre H. Ritter Jr, Dutch literary, writer and journalist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1962)
  • Aug 18 Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor
  • Aug 21 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter (Lady in Blue), and sculptor (The Nymph), born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1916)
  • Aug 25 Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician and President of Ireland (1945-59), born in Abbotstown, Dublin (d. 1966)
  • Aug 26 James Franck, German-American physicist (Nobel Prize for Physics 1925), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1964)
  • Aug 26 Johannes Lindeboom, Dutch vicar and church historian (Neth Archives), born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1958)
  • Aug 26 Carl Wilhelm de Vries, Dutch jurist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1967)
  • Aug 30 Meijer de Hond, Dutch rabbi and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)

Weddings in History

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 Henry Clarence Kendall, Australian poet (Bell Birds), dies of tuberculosis at 43