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