August 1892 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 2 Charles A Wheeler patents a prototype of the escalator
  • Aug 4 Queen Wilhelmina & Emma open Merwede Canal between Amsterdam and the Rhine

MurderMurder of Interest

Aug 4 Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Massachusetts on two counts of murder

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • Aug 13 US black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 4th & last British government of William Gladstone forms

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • Aug 17 Russian/French generals Obruchev/Boisdeffre signs Double Alliance
  • Aug 20 The Transvaal National Union, a political organisation, is set up with J. Tudhope as president

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Constantly Burniaux, Belg, art historian (Temps Inquiets)
  • Aug 2 Jack Warner, US movie studio head (Warner Bros)
  • Aug 2 John Kieran, columnist/author (Natural History of NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 11 Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve), Scotland, poet (Scots Unbound)
  • Aug 11 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general
  • Aug 11 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (d. 1962)
  • Aug 15 Louis-Victor prince of Broglie, France, physicist (Nobel 1929)
  • Aug 16 Harold Foster, cartoonist (created "Prince Valiant")
  • Aug 16 Otto Messmer, American cartoonist (d. 1983)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 9 Matthias de Vries, linguistic (spelling), dies
  • Aug 11 Enrico Betti, Italian mathematician (b. 1813)
  • Aug 23 Deodoro da Fonseca, 1st President of Brazil (b. 1827)