August 1878 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 21 American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, NY

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 2 Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales)
  • Aug 2 Princess Ingeborg, of Sweden
  • Aug 10 Alfred Döblin, German writer (d. 1957)
  • Aug 13 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, Dutch zionist/socialist theorist
  • Aug 14 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Aage og Else)
  • Aug 15 Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron/general (White Armies, WW II)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 19 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of the Philippines (1935-42), born in Baler, Aurora, Philippines (d. 1944)

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • Aug 28 George Hoyt Whipple, Ashland New Hampshire, American physician and biomedical researcher (Nobel-1934)
  • Aug 30 Paul Hazard, French literature historian

Deaths in History

  • Aug 17 Richard Upjohn, US architect, died