What Happened In August 1869 In History
Historical Events for August, 1869
- 15th » The Government of Meiji Japan or Meiji government in Japan establishes six new ministries, including one for Shinto.
- 16th » Battle of Acosta Ñu: A Paraguayan battalion made up of children is massacred by the Brazilian Army during the Paraguayan War.
Famous Birthdays on August in 1869
- 10th » Laurence Binyon, English poet, playwright, and scholar (d. 1943)
- 11th » Hale Holden, American businessman (d. 1940)
- 18th » Carl Rungius, German-American painter (d. 1959)
- 21st » William Henry Ogilvie, Scottish-Australian poet (d. 1963)
- 25th » Tom Kiely, Irish decathlete (d. 1951)
Famous Deaths for August 1869
- 31st » Mary Ward (scientist) or Mary Ward, Irish astronomer and entomologist (b. 1827)
Year 1869 events in history for the month of August
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