August 1895 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 10 1st Queen's Hall Promenade Concerto (Wagner's "Rienzi")
  • Aug 19 American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.
  • Aug 20 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Norwood Builder" (BG)
  • Aug 26 Electric generator at Niagara Falls produces first power
  • Aug 30 Belgium begins compulsory Roman Catholic education
  • Aug 31 1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 & won 12-0)

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Benjamin E Mays, SC, African American educator (Morehouse, Howard University)
  • Aug 10 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1958)
  • Aug 16 Albert Cohen, Swiss novelist (d. 1981)
  • Aug 19 Arnoldt Bronnen, writer
  • Aug 22 Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (d. 1966)
  • Aug 24 Richard Cardinal Cushing, archbishop of Boston (d. 1970)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 2 Joseph Thomson, Scottish geologist and early African explorer (Thomson's Gazelle), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • Aug 5 Friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies
  • Aug 13 Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition), dies
  • Aug 19 John Wesley Hardin, American gunfighter (b. 1853)
  • Aug 24 John F Loudon, entrepreneur/colonial director, dies at 74