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Historical Events In August - 02

Thursday, 04 March 2021

1864  2nd Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens on August - 02.  

1865  Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" on this day in history.  

1865  On this day in history irving Babbitt, US writer (Rousseau & Romanticism)  

1867  On August - 02 ernest C Dowson, British poet  

1868  On August - 02 constantine I, king of Greece  

1869  On this day in history alexandrine Tinne, Dutch explorer/photographer, murdered at 30+  

1870  Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London on August - 02.  

1872  On this day in history judocus Smits, Dutch RC newspaper publisher (De Tijd), dies at 59  

1873  On August - 02 the first trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones  

1873  On this day in history 1st trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones  

1873  On August - 02 frank Mori, composer, dies at 53  

1875  On this day in history 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  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 August - 02.  

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  Dutch Queen Emma appointed regent on August - 02.  

1886  John Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator ( d. 1961) on August - 02.  

1887  On August - 02 rowell Hodge patents barbed wire  

1888  Oscar Rasbach, composer on August - 02.  

1890  On this day in history 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 August - 02 jack Warner, US movie studio head (Warner Bros)  

1894  On August - 02 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  Helen Morgan, [Riggins], US, singer/actress (Applause) on August - 02.  

1903  On August - 02 unsuccessful uprising of Macedonians against Turkey  

1903  Martha Jane Cannary, [Calamity Jane], US desperado, dies on August - 02.  

1905  On August - 02 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 August - 02.  

1627  On August - 02 birth of samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter  

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

1672  On August - 02 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 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 August - 02.  

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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  Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies on this day in history.  

0686  John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies on this day in history.  

0924  Death of Ælfweard of Wessex on August - 02.  

1002  Abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64 on August - 02.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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