August 1860 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 3 The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand
  • Aug 5 Carl IV of Sweden-Norway is crowned King of Norway in Trondheim
  • Aug 8 Queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC
  • Aug 11 US's 1st successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nevada)
  • Aug 25 Tubular Victoria Bridge across the St Lawrence River at Montreal is officially opened by the Prince of Wales - an engineering wonder of the day [1]
  • Aug 30 1st British tram begins operating in Birkenhead

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 3 William Kennedy Dickson, Scottish inventor (devised an early motion picture camera), born in Le Minihic-sur-Rance, Brittany, France (d. 1935)
  • Aug 7 Alan Leo, British astrologer, born in Westminster, London (d. 1917)
  • Aug 11 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie) (d. 1942)

Annie Oakley (1860-1926)

Aug 13 American sharp shooter (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), born in North Star, Ohio

  • Aug 14 Ernest T. Seton, naturalist, painter and author (Buffalo Wind-1938), born in South Shields, Durham, England (d. 1946)
  • Aug 15 Florence Harding [DeWolfe], US 1st lady (1921-23), born in Marion, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • Aug 15 Roosje Vos, Dutch seamstress, and trade union leader, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1932)
  • Aug 16 Jules Laforgue, French poet (Les Complaintas), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1887)
  • Aug 19 John Kane, Scottish-American primitivist painter (Self-Portrait), born in West Calder, Scotland (d. 1934)

Raymond Poincaré (1860-1934)

Aug 20 French President (1913-20) and three time Prime Minister (1912-13, 1922-24, 1926-29), born in Bar-le-Duc, France

  • Aug 22 Eleonore of Reuss-Köstritz, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Trzebiechów, Zielona Góra County, Poland (d. 1917)
  • Aug 22 Paul G. Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award), born in Lebork, Poland (d. 1940)
  • Aug 25 Henrietta Vinton Davis, African-American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator and public speaker, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1941)
  • Aug 30 (Giuseppe) "Joe" Petrosino, Italian-American NYPD lieutenant and organized crime fighter, born in Padula, Campania, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (now Italy) (d. 1909)
  • Aug 30 Isaac Levitan, Russian classical painter, born in Kybartai, Lithuania (d. 1900)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 11 James Wilson, politician
  • Aug 12 Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, later also known as Grand Duchess Anna Feodorovna of Russia, dies at 79
  • Aug 13 Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro, dies
  • Aug 14 André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (b. 1774)