Birthdays in History in August 1869

  • Aug 10 Lawrence Binyon, poet (Symbolic Wounds), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 23 Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist (Spoon River Anthology)
  • Aug 23 James (Sunny Jim) Rolph, SF mayor (1912-31), MUNI backer
  • Aug 27 Karl Haushofer, soldier/geographer