Historical Events In August - 02
Monday, 25 September 2023
1864 On August - 02 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 this day in history.
1868 On this day in history constantine I, king of Greece
1869 On August - 02 alexandrine Tinne, Dutch explorer/photographer, murdered at 30+
1870 On this day in history 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 August - 02.
1873 On this day in history the first trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones
1873 1st trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones on August - 02.
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 August - 02.
1876 Wild Bill Hickok, shot dead (from behind) by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces & a pair of 8's on August - 02.
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 On August - 02 ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift)
1881 On this day in history marcus Andrews Hislop Clarke, author (His Natural Life) at 35
1882 Johannes Tralow, writer on August - 02.
1884 Dutch Queen Emma appointed regent on this day in history.
1886 John Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator ( d. 1961) on this day in history.
1887 Rowell Hodge patents barbed wire on August - 02.
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 August - 02.
1892 Jack Warner, US movie studio head (Warner Bros) on August - 02.
1894 On this day in history death duties 1st introduced in Britain
1895 On August - 02 matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)
1899 Charles Bennett, screenwriter on this day in history.
1900 Helen Morgan, [Riggins], US, singer/actress (Applause) on this day in history.
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.