What Happened on August 15, 1901

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Arch Rock, a danger to San Francisco Bay shipping, blasted with 30 tons of nitro
  • Great Britain issues a proclamation calling on the Boers to surrender by 15 September or face banishment and confiscation of their property

Famous Birthdays

  • Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68)
  • Byron Arnold, composer
  • Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, born in Lutherstadt Wittenberg (d. 1973)
  • Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (d. 1975)
  • Sulho Ranta, Finnish composer, born in Peräseinäjoki, Finland (d. 1960)

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Weinhold, Germany, sociologist, dies at 77