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Historical Events In August - 02

Saturday, 08 May 2021

1864  On August - 02 2nd Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens  

1865  Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" on this day in history.  

1865  Irving Babbitt, US writer (Rousseau & Romanticism) on August - 02.  

1867  Ernest C Dowson, British poet on August - 02.  

1868  Constantine I, king of Greece on August - 02.  

1869  On August - 02 alexandrine Tinne, Dutch explorer/photographer, murdered at 30+  

1870  Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London on this day in history.  

1872  Judocus Smits, Dutch RC newspaper publisher (De Tijd), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1873  The first trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones on this day in history.  

1873  On this day in history 1st trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones  

1873  Frank Mori, composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1875  On August - 02 1st roller skating rink opens (London)  

1876  Wild Bill Hickok draws the Dead Man's Hand - a pair of aces and a pair of eights, when he was shot on August - 02.  

1876  On this day in history wild Bill Hickok, shot dead (from behind) by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces & a pair of 8's  

1877  On this day in history sF Public Library opens with 5,000 volumes  

1878  Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales) on August - 02.  

1881  Ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift) on this day in history.  

1881  Marcus Andrews Hislop Clarke, author (His Natural Life) at 35 on August - 02.  

1882  On August - 02 johannes Tralow, writer  

1884  Dutch Queen Emma appointed regent on this day in history.  

1886  On August - 02 john Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator ( d. 1961)  

1887  Rowell Hodge patents barbed wire on this day in history.  

1888  On August - 02 oscar Rasbach, composer  

1890  On August - 02 pauline Hall, composer  

1891  Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, London, composer (Olympians) on this day in history.  

1892  Charles A Wheeler patents a prototype of the escalator on this day in history.  

1892  Jack Warner, US movie studio head (Warner Bros) on August - 02.  

1894  On August - 02 death duties 1st introduced in Britain  

1895  On August - 02 matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)  

1899  On August - 02 charles Bennett, screenwriter  

1900  On August - 02 helen Morgan, [Riggins], US, singer/actress (Applause)  

1903  Unsuccessful uprising of Macedonians against Turkey on this day in history.  

1903  On this day in history martha Jane Cannary, [Calamity Jane], US desperado, dies  

1905  Karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer on August - 02.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1455  Johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99) was born on this day in history.  

1533  On this day in history birth of theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588)  

1627  On this day in history birth of samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter  

1632  On August - 02 birth of kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)  

1672  Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733) was born on August - 02.  

1674  Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723) was born on this day in history.  

1696  Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia was born on August - 02.  

1703  On August - 02 birth of lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0257  On this day in history stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies  

0640  Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies on August - 02.  

0686  John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies on this day in history.  

0924  On August - 02 death of Ælfweard of Wessex  

1002  Abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1075  John VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies on August - 02.  

1100  Death of William II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44 on this day in history.  

1222  Death of Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156) on August - 02.  

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