Historical Events In August - 02
Saturday, 08 May 2021
1864 On August - 02 2nd Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens
1865 Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" on this day in history.
1865 Irving Babbitt, US writer (Rousseau & Romanticism) on August - 02.
1867 Ernest C Dowson, British poet on August - 02.
1868 Constantine I, king of Greece on August - 02.
1869 On August - 02 alexandrine Tinne, Dutch explorer/photographer, murdered at 30+
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 this day in history.
1873 The first trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones on this day in history.
1873 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history 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 On this day in history sF Public Library opens with 5,000 volumes
1878 Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales) on August - 02.
1881 Ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift) on this day in history.
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 August - 02 john Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator ( d. 1961)
1887 Rowell Hodge patents barbed wire on this day in history.
1888 On August - 02 oscar Rasbach, composer
1890 On August - 02 pauline Hall, composer
1891 Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, London, composer (Olympians) on this day in history.
1892 Charles A Wheeler patents a prototype of the escalator on this day in history.
1892 Jack Warner, US movie studio head (Warner Bros) on August - 02.
1894 On August - 02 death duties 1st introduced in Britain
1895 On August - 02 matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)
1899 On August - 02 charles Bennett, screenwriter
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 this day in history martha Jane Cannary, [Calamity Jane], US desperado, dies
1905 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer on August - 02.