Historical Events in August 1901

  • 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