On This Day

What Happened in August 1878

Historical Events

  • Aug 21 American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, NY
  • Aug 21 Surrey wicket-keeper Ted Pooley completes a then-1st class cricket record 8 stumpings in a County match against Kent at The Oval

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Aino Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales), born in Kiiskilä, Viipuri Province, Grand Duchy of Finland (d. 1956)
  • Aug 2 Princess Ingeborg of Sweden, wife of Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, born in Charlottenlund Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1958)
  • Aug 3 Constantino Gaito, Argentinian composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1945)
  • Aug 10 Alfred Döblin, German writer (d. 1957)
  • Aug 13 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1942)
  • Aug 13 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, Dutch zionist and socialist theorist, born in Sneek, Netherlands (d. 1960)
  • Aug 14 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Aage og Else), born in Vejle, Denmark (d. 1918)
  • Aug 15 Pyotr Nikolayevich, Baron Wrangel, Russian baron general (White Armies, WW II), born in Novalexandrovsk, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1928)
  • Aug 17 Reggie Duff, Australian cricket batsman (23 Tests; 104 on debut), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1911)
  • Aug 18 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Lucerne (d. 1959)

Person of interestManuel L. Quezon

Aug 19 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of the Philippines (1935-42), born in Baler, Aurora, Philippines (d. 1944)

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • Aug 27 Joseph John Richards, American composer, born in Cwmafan, Wales (d. 1956)
  • Aug 28 George Whipple, American physician and biomedical researcher (Nobel-1934), born in Ashland, New Hampshire (d. 1976)
  • Aug 30 Paul Hazard [Paul-Gustave-Marie-Camille Hazard], French critic and literature historian, born in Nordpeene, France (d. 1944)
  • Aug 31 Albert Riemenschneider, American pianist, educator, musicologist, and founder of America'a oldest Bach Festival, born in Berea, Ohio (d. 1950)
  • Aug 31 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (Olympic 100m Champion-1900), born in California, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 17 Richard Upjohn, English-born American architect (Gothic Revival), dies at 76
  • Aug 22 Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, Queen of Spain (1829-33), dies at 72
  • Aug 23 Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, Swedish lieder and classical composer, dies at 77