What Happened on August 2, 1891

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Bliss, English composer (Olympians), born in London, England
  • Mihail Jora, Romanian composer, born in Roman (d. 1971)
  • Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian and linguist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1971)

Famous Deaths

  • George Washington Williams, American historian (History of the Negro Race in America), dies from tuberculosis and pleurisy at 41