Birthdays in History in August 1861

  • Aug 2 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Bengali chemist (founder of Bengal Chemicals And Pharmaceuticals), born in Khulna, British India (d. 1944)

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Aug 6 Edith Roosevelt, US First Lady and wife of Teddy Roosevelt, born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1948)

First Lady of the United States Edith Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States
Edith Roosevelt
  • Aug 8 William Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics")
  • Aug 10 Almroth Wright, Yorkshire England, bacteriologist