August 1876 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Colorado becomes 38th state of the Union
  • Aug 8 Dan O'Leacy completes 500 mile walk in 139h32m

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • Aug 10 1st phone call between Brantford & Paris, Canada
  • Aug 14 Prairie View State University forms
  • Aug 15 US law removes Indians from Black Hills after gold find
  • Aug 24 Riot abolishes fairs in Amsterdam, 2 killed
  • Aug 31 Ottoman sultan Murat V is deposed and succeeded by his brother Abd-ul-Hamid II.

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 5 Mary R Beard, historian (Woman as a Force in History), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Aug 12 Mary Roberts Rinehart, mystery writer (Miss Pinkerton)
  • Aug 14 Alexander I Obrenovic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1922-34)
  • Aug 14 Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist/poet (Una Donna)
  • Aug 15 Aleksandar Belic, Serb linguist
  • Aug 16 Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (d. 1942)
  • Aug 17 Eric Drummond, 1st Secretary-General of League of Nations (1919-33)
  • Aug 17 Henri G Winkelman, Dutch general/supreme commander/navy 1940
  • Aug 29 Charles F Kettering, Ohio, inventor (auto self-starter)
  • Aug 29 Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 23 Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley weds traveling show marksman Frank E. Butler

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 2 Wild Bill" Hickok [James Butler], American cowboy and scout, shot dead from behind by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces and a pair of 8's.

Folk Hero of the American Old West Wild Bill Hickok
Folk Hero of the American Old West
Wild Bill Hickok
  • Aug 19 George Smith, English Archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform script), dies of fever at 36