August 1860 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 3 American Canoe Association founded at Lake George NY
  • Aug 3 The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.
  • Aug 5 Carl IV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway in Trondheim
  • Aug 8 Queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC
  • Aug 11 US's 1st successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nev)
  • Aug 30 1st British tram opens (Birkenhead)

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 3 W. K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (d. 1935)
  • Aug 7 Alan Leo, British astrologer (d. 1917)
  • Aug 11 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 13 Annie Oakley [Phoebe Ann Moses], American sharp shooter (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), born in North Star, Ohio (d. 1926)

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • Aug 14 Ernest T. Seton, naturalist, painter and author (Buffalo Wind-1938), born in South Shields, Durham, England (d. 1946)
  • Aug 15 Florence Harding [DeWolfe], US 1st lady (1921-23), born in Marion, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • Aug 15 Roosje Vos, Dutch trade union leader, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1932)
  • Aug 15 Henrietta Vinton Davis, African-American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator and public speaker, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1941)
  • Aug 16 Jules Laforgue, French poet (Les Complaintas), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1887)
  • Aug 19 John Kane, Scottish-born US primitivist painter (Self-Portrait)
  • Aug 20 Raymond Poincaré, French president/PM (1912)
  • Aug 22 Paul G. Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award), born in Lebork, Poland (d. 1940)
  • Aug 22 Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Trzebiechów, Zielona Góra County, Poland (d. 1917)
  • Aug 28 Marianne Von Werefkin, Russian-German-Swiss Expressionist painter, born in Tula, Russia (d. 1938)
  • Aug 30 Isaac Levitan, Russian classical painter, born in Kybartai, Lithuania (d. 1900)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 11 James Wilson, politician
  • Aug 13 Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro, dies
  • Aug 14 André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (b. 1774)