On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1901

Historical Events

  • Arch Rock, a danger to San Francisco Bay shipping, blasted with 30 tons of nitro
  • Great Britain issues a proclamation calling on the Boers to surrender by 15 September or face banishment and confiscation of their property

Famous Birthdays

  • Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68), born in Penonomé, Coclé, Panama (d. 1988)
  • Byron Arnold, American composer, born in Vancouver, Washington (d. 1971)
  • Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, born in Lutherstadt, Wittenberg, Germany (d. 1973)
  • Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (group theory), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1975)
  • Sulho Ranta, Finnish composer, born in Peräseinäjoki, Finland (d. 1960)

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Weinhold, German sociologist (founder of Journal of the Association of Folklore), dies at 77
1901 Highlights

About August 15, 1901

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo