August 1902 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Building begins on Dutch public housing
  • Aug 1 Mine accident in Wollongong, Australia (100 die)
  • Aug 4 The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens.
  • Aug 9 Edward VII of Great Britain crowned having succeeded his mother Victoria
  • Aug 13 England beat Australia by one wicket at The Oval Famous victory

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 22 US President Theodore Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Aug 31 Split skirt 1st worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider)

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Hendrik J Kruls, Neth, general/chief military authority (1944-46)
  • Aug 1 Ruth Evelyn Mansfield, doctor
  • Aug 3 Habib Bourguiba, 1st president of Tunisia (1957-87)
  • Aug 3 Regina Jonas, German first woman rabbi (d. 1944)
  • Aug 5 Irene Rice Pereira, Chelsea, Massachusetts, American abstract artist
  • Aug 6 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [OS]
  • Aug 6 Dutch Schultz, American bootlegger (d. 1935)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 8 Paul Dirac, English physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933), born in Bristol, England (d. 1984)

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul Dirac
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat
Paul Dirac
  • Aug 10 Curt Siodmak, German-born author (d. 2000)
  • Aug 10 Arne Tiselius, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
  • Aug 11 Christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu)
  • Aug 13 Bartoes, [Albertus J Wijstma], cabaret performer/comic
  • Aug 13 Felix Wankel, Germany, inventor (Wankel rotary-piston engine)
  • Aug 13 Lord Sainsbury of Drury Lane, president (J Sansbury Pics)
  • Aug 15 Jan RT Campert, writer (Song the 18 dead)
  • Aug 16 Georgette Heyer, English novelist (Friday's Child)
  • Aug 18 Adamson-Eric, Estonian painter (d. 1968)
  • Aug 19 Ogden Nash, Rye NY, humorous poet (I'm a Stranger Here Myself)
  • Aug 19 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [NS]
  • Aug 19 J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino jurist (d. 1994)
  • Aug 20 Ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club owner
  • Aug 22 Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex)
  • Aug 22 Thomas Pelly, American politician (d. 1973)
  • Aug 24 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 24 Carlo Gambino, Italian-born American mafioso (Gambino family), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1976)

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 Ludwig Beckmann, painter, dies
  • Aug 8 Jean Y Y Tissot, French painter/illustrator, dies
  • Aug 31 Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73