On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1897

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Automobile Club of Great Britain established (now: Royal Automobile Club)
  • German chemist Felix Hoffman first synthesizes acetylsalicylic acid, which would later be patened by his company Bayer under the name "aspirin"

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Gourdin, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1924) and jurist, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1966)
  • John Galbreath, American businessman (d. 1988)
  • Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch novelist (Ciske the Rat)