August 1874 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 5 Japan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in England.
  • Aug 11 Harry S Parmelee patents sprinkler head
  • Aug 26 16 blacks lynched in Tennessee

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 3 Eugene Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra)
  • Aug 6 Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (d. 1932)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 10 Herbert Hoover, 31st US President (R: 1929-1933), born in West Branch, Iowa (d. 1964)

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Aug 14 Mustafa Kamil Pasha, Cairo Egypt, Egyptian lawyer, journalist, and nationalist activist
  • Aug 15 Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert
  • Aug 21 Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27)
  • Aug 22 Max Scheler, German philosopher (Vom Umsturz der Werte)
  • Aug 26 Zona Gale, American novelist (d. 1938)
  • Aug 27 Karl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, Nobel 1931)
  • Aug 31 Edward Thorndike, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, USA, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 14 Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (b. 1821)
  • Aug 22 Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet, dies
  • Aug 27 Johan George Schwartze, painter, dies
  • Aug 27 John Henry Foley, Irish sculptor (Prince Albert Memorial), dies at 56