August 1906 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 Brooklyn Dodger Harry McIntire no-hits Pitts for 10 2/3 loses in 13th
  • Aug 10 Pope Pius X bans Associations cults
  • Aug 13 Black soldiers raid Brownsville, Texas
  • Aug 15 1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits German Emperor Wilhelm II to discuss the escalating rivalry between their nations' naval forces

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Aug 16 -17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000
  • Aug 22 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
  • Aug 23 Cuba's 1st president Tom├ęs Estrada Palma asks for US intervention
  • Aug 30 NY Highlander Joe Doyle debuts pitching back-to-back shut-outs

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 William Hayter, Oxford, Oxfordshire, British diplomat and Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1953-1957)
  • Aug 2 Albert Goodwin, historian
  • Aug 3 Leonard Huizinga, Dutch journalist/writer (Adriaan & Olivier)
  • Aug 4 Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess
  • Aug 5 Francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author
  • Aug 5 Wassely Leontief, Russ/US economist (Nobel 1973)
  • Aug 8 Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)
  • Aug 12 Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
  • Aug 16 Franz Josef II, prince of Liechtenstein (1938-89)
  • Aug 17 Hazel Bishop, chemist/cosmetics manufacturer
  • Aug 17 Marcello J das Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal (1968-74)
  • Aug 19 Philo T Farnsworth, Beaver Utah, inventor (electronic TV)
  • Aug 21 Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, advertising magnate
  • Aug 25 Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU)
  • Aug 25 Mollie Panter-Downes, writer
  • Aug 26 Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 27 Ed Gein, American serial killer (inspired Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, (d. 1984)

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • Aug 28 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • Aug 30 Countess of Longford, biographer/historian
  • Aug 31 Vivienne Byerley, publicist

Deaths in History

  • Aug 24 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies
  • Aug 30 Hans Auer, Swiss architect (b. 1847)