What Happened in August 1910

Historical Events

  • Aug 4 A's Jack Coombs and White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 16 inn scoreless tie
  • 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 13 Dodgers & Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball & 1 hit by pitch
  • 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 25 30th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Tom Bundy (6-1, 5-7, 6-0, 6-8, 6-1)
  • Aug 27 Using twenty 137,000 candlepower arc lights, 2 amateur baseball teams play a night game at White Sox Park
  • Aug 27 Wash Red Killefer sacrifices record 4 times against Detroit
  • Aug 28 Nicholas I of Montenegro again proclaims himself king (first assumed power 1860) after his reign interrupted by Turkish rule
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (pioneer Indian opening bowler in Tests)
  • Aug 1 Walter Scharf, American composer (d. 2003)
  • Aug 1 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist , born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Aug 2 Truus van Aalten [Geertruida van Aalten], Flemish actress (Girl in Blue Hat), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • Aug 2 Lawrence Josset, engraver
  • Aug 2 Lou Zara, American writer (Stump the Authors), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 2 Roger MacDougall, writer (d. 1993)
  • Aug 4 William Schuman, American composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Aug 4 Anita Page, American silent screen actress (Our Dancing Daughters), born in Flushing, Queens (d. 2008)
  • Aug 4 Hedda Sterne, Romanian born American artist , born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2011)
  • Aug 5 Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist/author (A Country), (d. 1996)
  • Aug 5 Nan Gindele, US javelin thrower (World Record 1932-38)
  • Aug 5 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/librettist (Aniara)
  • Aug 6 Charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes)
  • Aug 6 Friedrich Schroder, composer
  • Aug 6 William J Law, sailor
  • Aug 8 Francisco Brochado Da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962)
  • Aug 8 Sylvia Sidney [Sophia Kosow], American actress (Sabotage, Beetlejuice, Demon), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1999)
  • Aug 9 Robert H van Gulik, Dutch diplomat/writer (Judge Ti)
  • Aug 10 Angus Campbell, American psychologist (Elections & Political Order)
  • Aug 11 Denis Moloney, NZ cricket all-rounder (1937 England tour)
  • Aug 12 Baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (National Association of Women)
  • Aug 12 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Romeo & Juliet)

Person of interestJane Wyatt

Aug 12 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), born in Mahwah, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • Aug 12 Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (d. 1970)
  • Aug 14 Pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer
  • Aug 15 Hugo Winterhalter, composer
  • Aug 15 Josef Klaus, Chancellor of Austria (1966-70), born in Kötschach-Mauthen, Austria (d. 1964)
  • Aug 15 Signe Hasso, Swedish actress (Johnny Angel, A Double Life), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • Aug 16 Mae Clarke, American actress (Frankenstein, Nana, Parole Girl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Aug 17 Eric Aaltonen, composer
  • Aug 17 J A Manusama, Moluccan politician
  • Aug 18 Charles Wegg-Prosser, solicitor
  • Aug 18 Herman Berlinski, composer
  • Aug 19 Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher
  • Aug 20 Eero Saarinen, Finnish-American architect (IBM Building, MIT Chapel), born in Kirkkonummi, Finland (d. 1961)
  • Aug 23 Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • Aug 24 Bernhard Heiden, German-American composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Aug 25 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street), born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (d. 1993)
  • Aug 25 J. B. Charles [Willem H. Nagel], Dutch criminologist and writer, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • Aug 25 Pierre Musy, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1936), born in Albeuve, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • Aug 25 Dorothea Tanning, American artist (Nachtmusik, 1943, Night Shadow, 1945), born in Galesburg, Illinois (d. 2012)

Person of interestMother Teresa

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-American economist (Nobel 1975), born in 's-Graveland, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • Aug 29 Robert Pineda-Duque, composer, born in El Santuario, Colombia (d. 1977)
  • Aug 30 Donald Bisset, British children book writer, illustrator (Upside Down Stories) and actor (Battle of the Sexes), born in Brentford, Middlesex, England (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Nicolas Kinet, Belgian pilot, dies
  • Aug 5 Wojciech Gawronski, composer, dies at 42

Person of interestFlorence Nightingale

Aug 13 Florence Nightingale, British nurse (Crimean War), dies at 90

  • Aug 16 Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer, dies at 69
  • Aug 20 Arthur Coquard, composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 22 George Palmer, cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies

Person of interestWilliam James

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 28 Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist and anthropologist, dies at 78
  • Aug 29 Allen Hill, cricket bowler (England, 2 Tests), dies
  • 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
  • Aug 31 Emils Darzins, composer, dies at 34