Historical Events In August - 08
Tuesday, 02 March 2021
1896 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Wash DC, writer (Yearling) on this day in history.
1897 Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian, dies at 79 on August - 08.
1898 Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans) on August - 08.
1900 NSW and Victorian Contingent departs Sydney for the Boxer Rebellion in China on August - 08.
1900 1st Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, began at Longwood Cricket Club in Mass, & won by US 2 days later on August - 08.
1900 Josephine Holt Bay, 1st woman to head a firm on NY stock exchange on this day in history.
1901 On August - 08 the birth of Ernest Lawrence, US physicist
1901 On August - 08 ernest O Lawrence, Canton SC, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939)
1902 On this day in history 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)
1902 Paul A M Dirac, England, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933) on this day in history.
1902 On August - 08 jean Y Y Tissot, French painter/illustrator, dies
1903 On this day in history 3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1)
1903 On this day in history august Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state
1904 On this day in history istvan Szelenyi, composer
1905 On this day in history andre Jolivet, Paris France, composer (L'Eunuque)
1906 Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days) on this day in history.
1907 On this day in history benny Carter, NYC, musician/composer (Easy Money, King Carter)
1908 On August - 08 arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65)
1908 Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, architect (Wiener Sezession), dies at 40 on August - 08.
1909 R S Falkiner of Moonbria sheep station in NSW demonstrates first electric sheep-shears on this day in history.
1909 On this day in history bill Voce, cricketer (England left-arm bodyline bowler)
1910 The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer on August - 08.
1910 Francisco Brochado Da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962) on this day in history.
1911 The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire on this day in history.
1911 Rosetta LeNoire, NYC, actor (Grandma Winslow-Family Matters) on this day in history.
1912 Daniel Mann, Brooklyn, director (Willard, Butterfield 8) on this day in history.
1913 On this day in history richard Corfields "Camel Corps" opens "Mad Mullah" in Burao Somalia
1913 On August - 08 axel Stordahl, Staten Island NY, orch leader (Frank Sinatra Show)
1914 On August - 08 3rd pole expedition Ernest Shackleton "Endurance"
1914 On this day in history arthur Holt, politician
1915 On this day in history battle for Sari Bair
1916 On August - 08 battle for Mouquet Farm
1916 A's set AL record with 19th consecutive loss on road on this day in history.
1918 On August - 08 battle for Amiens begins