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Historical Events In August - 02

Monday, 21 September 2020

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

1865  On August - 02 lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"  

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

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 this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history 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  1st trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones on August - 02.  

1873  On this day in history frank Mori, composer, dies at 53  

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

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

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 August - 02.  

1877  SF Public Library opens with 5,000 volumes on this day in history.  

1878  On this day in history aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales)  

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

1881  On this day in history marcus Andrews Hislop Clarke, author (His Natural Life) at 35  

1882  Johannes Tralow, writer on this day in history.  

1884  On August - 02 dutch Queen Emma appointed regent  

1886  On this day in history john Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator ( d. 1961)  

1887  On August - 02 rowell Hodge patents barbed wire  

1888  On August - 02 oscar Rasbach, composer  

1890  On August - 02 pauline Hall, composer  

1891  Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, London, composer (Olympians) on August - 02.  

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

1892  On this day in history jack Warner, US movie studio head (Warner Bros)  

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

1895  On this day in history matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)  

1899  Charles Bennett, screenwriter on August - 02.  

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

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

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  On this day in history birth of johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99)  

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  Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner) was born on this day in history.  

1672  On August - 02 birth of johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)  

1674  On August - 02 birth of philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723)  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0257  On August - 02 stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies  

0640  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

1100  Death of William II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44 on August - 02.  

1222  On this day in history death of count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156)  

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