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Historical Events In August - 02

Wednesday, 08 December 2021

1864  On this day in history 2nd Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens  

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

1865  On this day in history irving Babbitt, US writer (Rousseau & Romanticism)  

1867  Ernest C Dowson, British poet on this day in history.  

1868  On this day in history constantine I, king of Greece  

1869  Alexandrine Tinne, Dutch explorer/photographer, murdered at 30+ on August - 02.  

1870  On August - 02 tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London.  

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 August - 02.  

1873  On August - 02 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  On August - 02 wild Bill Hickok draws the Dead Man's Hand - a pair of aces and a pair of eights, when he was shot  

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

1877  SF Public Library opens with 5,000 volumes on August - 02.  

1878  On August - 02 aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales)  

1881  On August - 02 ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift)  

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 this day in history john Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator ( d. 1961)  

1887  Rowell Hodge patents barbed wire on August - 02.  

1888  Oscar Rasbach, composer on August - 02.  

1890  On this day in history pauline Hall, composer  

1891  On this day in history arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, London, composer (Olympians)  

1892  Charles A Wheeler patents a prototype of the escalator on August - 02.  

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

1894  On this day in history death duties 1st introduced in Britain  

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

1899  Charles Bennett, screenwriter on August - 02.  

1900  On this day in history helen Morgan, [Riggins], US, singer/actress (Applause)  

1903  Unsuccessful uprising of Macedonians against Turkey on August - 02.  

1903  On August - 02 martha Jane Cannary, [Calamity Jane], US desperado, dies  

1905  On August - 02 karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer  

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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 August - 02.  

1533  Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588) was born on this day in history.  

1627  Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1632  On this day in history 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  On August - 02 birth of mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia  

1703  Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775) was born on August - 02.  

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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  On August - 02 severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies  

0686  John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies on August - 02.  

0924  On this day in history death of Ælfweard of Wessex  

1002  On this day in history abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64  

1075  On August - 02 john VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies  

1100  On this day in history death of william II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44  

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

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