What Happened in August 1878

Historical Events

  • Aug 21 American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, NY
  • Aug 21 Edward Pooley completes record 8 stumpings in a cricket match

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales)
  • Aug 2 Princess Ingeborg, of Sweden
  • Aug 3 Constantino Gaito, composer
  • Aug 10 Alfred Döblin, German writer (d. 1957)
  • Aug 13 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer
  • Aug 13 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, Dutch zionist/socialist theorist
  • Aug 14 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Aage og Else)
  • Aug 15 Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron/general (White Armies, WW II)
  • Aug 17 Reg Duff, cricketer (Australian bat, century on debut 1902)
  • Aug 18 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Lucerne (d. 1959)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 19 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of the Philippines (1935-42), born in Baler, Aurora, Philippines (d. 1944)

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • Aug 27 Joseph John Richards, composer
  • Aug 28 George Hoyt Whipple, Ashland New Hampshire, American physician and biomedical researcher (Nobel-1934)
  • Aug 30 Paul Hazard, French literature historian
  • Aug 31 Albert Riemenschneider, composer
  • Aug 31 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (d. 1933)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 17 Richard Upjohn, US architect, died
  • Aug 23 Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer, dies at 77