On This Day

Historical Events in August 1884

  • Aug 2 Dutch Queen Emma appointed regent

USAStatue of Liberty

Aug 5 Cornerstone for Statue of Liberty laid on Bedloe's Island (NYC)

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The Statue of Liberty, New York
The Statue of Liberty, New York
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  • Aug 7 Germany annexes Angra Pequena (Southwest-Africa)
  • Aug 11 1st double-century stand in Test cricket, McDonnell/Murdoch 207 Aust
  • Aug 12 Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval
  • Aug 27 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears makes it 4 straight US singles titles; beats Howard Taylor 6-0, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2

Famous Photo1st Photograph of a Tornado

Aug 28 First known photograph of a tornado is made near Howard, South Dakota

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One of the 1st known photographs of a tornado, taken in 1884 by F.N. Robinson
One of the 1st known photographs of a tornado, taken in 1884 by F.N. Robinson
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  • Aug 28 MLB pitcher Mickey Welsh makes record for most consecutive batters struck out to begin a game, striking out the 1st 9 men he faces