August 1909 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 1 British SS Waratah disappears on Sydney to London, 300 killed
  • Aug 2 1st Lincoln head pennies minted
  • Aug 2 Army Air Corps formed as Army takes 1st delivery from Wright Brothers
  • Aug 6 Alice Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip.
  • Aug 7 US issues 1st Lincoln penny
  • Aug 10 Algemeene Netherland Toonkunstenars Ver (ANTV) begins
  • Aug 11 SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC
  • Aug 11 Warren Bardsley (136 & 130) 1st to get twin tons in a Test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 18 Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River.

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Aug 24 Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal
  • Aug 26 Middlesex beat Gloucs (Bristol) by Inn & 31 in a single day
  • Aug 27 Jack Chesbro's final Highlander game
  • Aug 29 AH Latham of France sets world airplane altitude record of 155 m
  • Aug 29 World's 1st air race held in Rheims France. Glenn Curtiss (USA) wins
  • Aug 30 Burgess Shale fossils discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Nigel Henderson, British admiral (d. 1993)
  • Aug 2 Lord Benson [Henry Alexander], British accountant (Coopers & Lybrand), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 4 Roberto Burle Marx, landscape gardener
  • Aug 4 Saunders Mac Lane, American mathematician (d. 2005)
  • Aug 9 John Baur, museum director/author (American Paintings in 19th Century)
  • Aug 9 Adam von Trott zu Solz, German diplomat (d. 1944)
  • Aug 10 Frank Bowden, industrialist/landowner
  • Aug 10 George W Crockett Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1980- )
  • Aug 10 Julio A Abraham, president (Democratic Party Bonaire)
  • Aug 10 Mohammed V ibn Yusuf, King of Morocco (1953, 1955-61)
  • Aug 11 Hugo Buchthal, art historian
  • Aug 11 Jean Lancaster, director (WRNS)
  • Aug 12 Maurice Heath, air marshal
  • Aug 12 Richard Bare, American director
  • Aug 15 Raymond O'Malley, teacher
  • Aug 19 Jerzy Andrzejewski, Polish writer (Ashes & Diamonds), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)
  • Aug 21 C Dillon Douglas, Geneva Switz, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65)
  • Aug 21 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (d. 1992)
  • Aug 22 Stojan T Daskalov, Bulgaria, writer (A Farm)
  • Aug 26 Frank Gasparro, US chief engraver (1965-81), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 27 Sidney R Yates, (Rep-D-IL, 1949-62, 65- )
  • Aug 29 Francis Henry Smith, librarian
  • Aug 29 Roy Reuther, Wheeling WV, labor leader
  • Aug 30 Barry Appleby, cartoonist
  • Aug 31 Marie-Louise Grog-Carven, French fashion designer (Ma Griffe perfume), born in Ch√Ętellerault, Poitou-Charentes (d. 2015)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 15 Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian writer and sociologist (b. 1866)
  • Aug 19 Rembt THPLA of Boneval Faure, lawyer/1st-Member of parliament, dies
  • Aug 29 Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist, dies