August 1910 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 6 NYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt
  • Aug 8 The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer.
  • Aug 9 Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine
  • Aug 14 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 20 US supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua
  • Aug 22 Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
  • Aug 23 Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh
  • Aug 25 Yellow Cab is founded.
  • Aug 27 Wash Red Killefer sacrifices record 4 times against Detroit
  • Aug 28 Nicholas I, who first assumed power in 1860 and had his reign interrupted by Turkish rule, again proclaims himself king
  • Aug 29 Japan changes Korea's name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.
  • Aug 30 Yank Tom Hughes pitches 9 no-hit innings but loses to Cleve 5-0 in 11

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 31 Theodore Roosevelt makes a speech in Kansas advocating a 'square deal': property shall be 'the servant and not the master of the commonwealth'

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), Stuttgart Germany, photojournalist
  • Aug 2 Lawrence Josset, engraver
  • Aug 2 Lou Zara, writer (Stump the Authors), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 2 Roger MacDougall, writer (d. 1993)
  • Aug 4 Hedda Sterne, Bucharest Romania, artist working in America
  • Aug 5 Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist/author (A Country), (d. 1996)
  • Aug 5 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/librettist (Aniara)
  • Aug 6 Charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes)
  • Aug 6 William J Law, sailor
  • Aug 8 Francisco Brochado Da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962)
  • Aug 9 Robert H van Gulik, Dutch diplomat/writer (Judge Ti)
  • Aug 10 Angus Campbell, US, psychologist (Elections & Political Order)
  • Aug 12 Baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (National Association of Women)
  • Aug 12 Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (d. 1970)
  • Aug 15 Josef Klaus, Chancellor of Austria (1966-70)
  • Aug 17 J A Manusama, Moluccan politician
  • Aug 18 Charles Wegg-Prosser, solicitor
  • Aug 19 Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher
  • Aug 20 Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (IBM Building, MIT Chapel)
  • Aug 25 J B Charles, [Willem H Nagel], criminologist/writer
  • Aug 25 Dorothea Tanning, Galesburg, Illinios, artist (Nachtmusik,1943, Night Shadow, 1945), (d. 2012)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 26 Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Albanian born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), born in Skopje, Ottoman Empire (d. 1997)

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Aug 28 Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-born economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 3 Nicolas Kinet, Belgian pilot, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 13 Florence Nightingale, English nurse, dies at 90

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 26 William James, American psychologist and philosopher (Pragmatism), dies at 68

Father of American psychology William James
Father of American psychology
William James
  • Aug 27 Clement of Maasdijk, 1st Dutch aircraft death
  • Aug 29 Johann O Backlund, Swedish astronomer, dies at 64
  • Aug 29 John YWJ Eilerts de Cock, sea officer (Suriname), dies at 44
  • Aug 30 Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Napoleon), dies at 57