What Happened in August 1901

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Burials within San Francisco City limits prohibited
  • Aug 5 Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4"
  • Aug 6 Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
  • Aug 9 34-35°N/98-99°W open for US colonization
  • Aug 10 Chicago White Sox Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners
  • Aug 12 Boer general Kritzinger driven out of Cape colony
  • Aug 14 SS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska & sinks killing 70
  • Aug 14 The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
  • Aug 15 Arch Rock, a danger to San Francisco Bay shipping, blasted with 30 tons of nitro
  • Aug 15 Great Britain issues a proclamation calling on the Boers to surrender by 15 September or face banishment and confiscation of their property
  • Aug 17 The Royal Titles Act adds the words 'and the British Dominions beyond the Seas' to the monarch's style
  • Aug 20 The Fawcett Commission visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony
  • Aug 21 Joe McGinnity, suspended from NL for punching & spitting on an umpire
  • Aug 22 Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
  • Aug 27 21st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Beals Wright (6-2, 6-8, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Aug 30 Hubert Cecil Booth patents vacuum cleaner

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)
  • Aug 3 Bernard Reichel, composer
  • Aug 3 John Stennis, (Sen-D-Miss)
  • Aug 3 Stefan Wyszynski, Polish cardinal

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Aug 4 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Aug 4 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1972)
  • Aug 5 Juan Carlos Paz, composer
  • Aug 5 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (d. 2000)
  • Aug 7 Ann Harding, American actress (d. 1981)
  • Aug 8 Ernest Lawrence, American nuclear scientist and inventor (Cyclotron - Nobel 1939), born in Canton, South Dakota (d. 1958)
  • Aug 9 Charles Farrell, Cape Cod Mass, actor (Vern-My Little Margie)
  • Aug 13 Ian Whyte, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • Aug 14 James Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller
  • Aug 15 Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68)
  • Aug 15 Byron Arnold, composer
  • Aug 15 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, born in Lutherstadt Wittenberg (d. 1973)
  • Aug 15 Sulho Ranta, Finnish composer, born in Peräseinäjoki, Finland (d. 1960)
  • Aug 15 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (d. 1975)

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Aug 20 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet, critic and translator (Nobel 1959), born in Modica, Italy (d. 1968)

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
Author/Poet
Salvatore Quasimodo
  • Aug 23 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, journalist/policeman
  • Aug 23 John Sherman Cooper, (Sen-Ky)
  • Aug 25 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director (Tivoli)
  • Aug 26 Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff
  • Aug 26 Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war/premier (KVP, 1959-63)
  • Aug 26 Tullio Campagnolo, Italy, bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)
  • Aug 26 Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
  • Aug 27 Al Ritz, [Joaquim], actor (Ritz Brothers, Hi Ya Chum), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Aug 27 Roger Pryor, American actor (Belle of the Nineties, Identity Unknown), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 28 Cornelis J Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet)
  • Aug 28 Paul Henry Lang, Budapest, critic/musicologist (NY Herald Tribune)
  • Aug 29 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • Aug 29 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • Aug 30 John C Stennis, (Sen-D-MS, 1947-88)
  • Aug 30 John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 30 Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1981)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 5 Victoria, Emperor of Germany/Queen of Prussia, dies at 60
  • Aug 11 Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier, dies at about 82
  • Aug 12 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer (b. 1832)
  • Aug 15 Karl Weinhold, Germany, sociologist, dies at 77
  • Aug 17 Edmond Audran, composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 18 Richard Kleinmichel, composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 22 Gunnar Wennerberg, composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 25 Clara Maass, army nurse sacrificied her life at 25 to prove that the mosquito carries yellow fever