Historical Events In August - 02
Friday, 03 July 2020
1864 On this day in history 2nd Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens
1865 Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" on August - 02.
1865 On August - 02 irving Babbitt, US writer (Rousseau & Romanticism)
1867 On August - 02 ernest C Dowson, British poet
1868 Constantine I, king of Greece on this day in history.
1869 Alexandrine Tinne, Dutch explorer/photographer, murdered at 30+ on this day in history.
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 August - 02.
1873 The first trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones on this day in history.
1873 1st trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones on this day in history.
1873 On August - 02 frank Mori, composer, dies at 53
1875 1st roller skating rink opens (London) on this day in history.
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 August - 02 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 SF Public Library opens with 5,000 volumes on August - 02.
1878 Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales) on this day in history.
1881 On August - 02 ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift)
1881 On August - 02 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 John Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator ( d. 1961) on this day in history.
1887 Rowell Hodge patents barbed wire on August - 02.
1888 Oscar Rasbach, composer on August - 02.
1890 Pauline Hall, composer on August - 02.
1891 Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, London, composer (Olympians) on this day in history.
1892 On this day in history charles A Wheeler patents a prototype of the escalator
1892 Jack Warner, US movie studio head (Warner Bros) on this day in history.
1894 Death duties 1st introduced in Britain on August - 02.
1895 On August - 02 matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)
1899 On August - 02 charles Bennett, screenwriter
1900 Helen Morgan, [Riggins], US, singer/actress (Applause) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer