Historical Events in August 1884

  • Aug 2 Dutch Queen Emma appointed regent
  • Aug 5 Cornerstone for Statue of Liberty laid on Bedloe's Island (NYC)
  • 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 Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears beats Howard Taylor 6-0, 1-6, 6-0, 6-2

Historic InventionFirst Photograph of a Tornado

Aug 28 First known photograph of a tornado is made near Howard, South Dakota
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  • Aug 28 Mickey Welsh strikes-out 1st 9 men he faces
  • Aug 30 Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey wins middleweight title in 1st fight with boxing gloves