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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  

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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  Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588) was born on this day in history.  

1627  Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1632  Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner) was born on August - 02.  

1672  On this day in history birth of johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)  

1674  Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723) was born on August - 02.  

1696  On this day in history birth of mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia  

1703  On this day in history birth of lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0257  Stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies on this day in history.  

0640  Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies on August - 02.  

0686  John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies on August - 02.  

0924  Death of Ælfweard of Wessex on this day in history.  

1002  On August - 02 abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64  

1075  On August - 02 john VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies  

1100  Death of William II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44 on this day in history.  

1222  Death of Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156) on this day in history.  

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