Historical Events In August - 02
Monday, 03 October 2022
1864 On this day in history 2nd Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens
1865 On August - 02 lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1865 On August - 02 irving Babbitt, US writer (Rousseau & Romanticism)
1867 Ernest C Dowson, British poet on August - 02.
1868 On August - 02 constantine I, king of Greece
1869 On this day in history alexandrine Tinne, Dutch explorer/photographer, murdered at 30+
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 On August - 02 the first trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones
1873 On August - 02 1st trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones
1873 On this day in history frank Mori, composer, dies at 53
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1878 Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales) on this day in history.
1881 Ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift) on August - 02.
1881 Marcus Andrews Hislop Clarke, author (His Natural Life) at 35 on this day in history.
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 Rowell Hodge patents barbed wire on August - 02.
1888 On this day in history oscar Rasbach, composer
1890 On August - 02 pauline Hall, composer
1891 Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, London, composer (Olympians) on August - 02.
1892 On this day in history charles A Wheeler patents a prototype of the escalator
1892 On this day in history jack Warner, US movie studio head (Warner Bros)
1894 Death duties 1st introduced in Britain on August - 02.
1895 Matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test) on August - 02.
1899 Charles Bennett, screenwriter on this day in history.
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 August - 02 martha Jane Cannary, [Calamity Jane], US desperado, dies
1905 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer on this day in history.