On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in August 1877

  • Aug 3 William Butler Ogden, American real estate investor, politician (1st Mayor of Chicago, 1837-38), railroad executive (president of Union Pacific, 1862-63), and philanthropist, dies at 72
  • Aug 5 Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden, dies at 77
  • Aug 12 James Drummond, Scottish historical painter, (b. 1816)
  • Aug 30 Raphael Semmes, American Rear Admiral (Confederate Navy), dies at 67