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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 14 Queen Victoria receives Zulu chief Cetewayo

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
  • 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 2 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter and sculptor (Virgin Doll), born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1916)
  • Aug 5 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WWI)
  • Aug 6 Gerrit H Kersten, Dutch vicar/founder (Calvinist party)
  • 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 (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 25 Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician and President of Ireland (1945-59), born in Abbotstown, Dublin (d. 1966)
  • Aug 26 James Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925)
  • Aug 26 Johannes Lindeboom, vicar/church historian (Neth Archives)
  • 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


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 2 Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (26) weds Fanny Smith

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington

Deaths in History

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