August 1893 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Henry Perky & William Ford patent shredded wheat
  • Aug 7 53rd Congress (1893-95) convenes
  • Aug 9 1st US bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in New York
  • Aug 10 Chinese deported from San Francisco under Exclusion Act
  • Aug 10 Rudolf Diesel's prime model internal combustion engine, a single 10-foot iron cylinder with a flywheel at its base, ran on its own power for the first time in Augsburg, Germany
  • Aug 14 France introduces motor vehicle registration, includes a driving test
  • Aug 15 US no longer allowed exclusive rights in Bering Sea
  • Aug 20 Shechita (ritual slaughtering) prohibited in Switzerland
  • Aug 24 Tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 6 Guthrie McClintic, Broadway producer/dir (Winterset), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 6 Wright Patman, American politician (d. 1976)
  • Aug 10 Viscount Dunrossil, Scotland, Gov Gen of Australia (1959-61)
  • Aug 10 Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slovenian author (Samorastniki)
  • Aug 15 Harlow H Curtice, President of General Motors (1953-8)
  • Aug 15 Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and computing pioneer (d. 1950)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 22 Dorothy Parker, American short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1967)

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • Aug 25 Henry Trendley Dean, American dental researcher (d. 1962)
  • Aug 30 Huey P Long, Winn Parish La, (gov/sen-D-La)
  • Aug 31 Lily Laskine, French harpist (d. 1988)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 6 Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1811)
  • Aug 16 Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (b. 1825)
  • Aug 17 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52[NS=8/29]
  • Aug 29 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Rus poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52 [OS=8/17]