Birthdays in History in August 1870

  • Aug 1 Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian biologist who perfected the artificial insemination of animals and showed that his technology allowed one stallion to fertilize up to 500 mares, born in Shchigry, Kursk Oblast, Russia (d. 1932)
  • Aug 7 19 kittens, born to Tarawood Antigone (4 still born)
  • Aug 7 Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole (vicar of Denmark)
  • Aug 17 Frederick Russell, developed 1st successful typhoid fever vaccine
  • Aug 19 Bernard Baruch, financier/presidential adviser (Cold War)
  • Aug 26 Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7]
  • Aug 27 Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet
  • Aug 30 Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia, Firstborn daughter of King George I and Queen Olga of Greece, born in Corfu, Greece (d. 1891)

Person of interestMaria Montessori

Aug 31 Maria Montessori, Italian educator (spontaneous response), born in Chiaravalle, Marche, Italy (d. 1952)