On This Day

August 1910 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 6 NYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt
  • Aug 8 The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer.
  • Aug 9 Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine
  • Aug 14 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 20 US supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua
  • Aug 22 Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
  • Aug 23 Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh
  • Aug 25 Yellow Cab is founded.
  • Aug 27 Wash Red Killefer sacrifices record 4 times against Detroit
  • Aug 28 Nicholas I of Montenegro again proclaims himself king (first assumed power 1860) after his reign interrupted by Turkish rule
  • Aug 29 Japan changes Korea's name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 31 Theodore Roosevelt makes a speech in Kansas advocating a 'square deal': property shall be 'the servant and not the master of the commonwealth'

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), German-born war photojournalist who covered the Spanish Civil War, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1937)
  • Aug 2 Lawrence Josset, British engraver, born in Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 2 Lou Zara, American writer (Stump the Authors), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Aug 4 Hedda Sterne, Romanian born American artist, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2011)
  • Aug 5 Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist/author (A Country), (d. 1996)
  • Aug 5 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/librettist (Aniara)
  • Aug 6 Charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes)
  • Aug 6 William J Law, sailor
  • Aug 8 Francisco Brochado Da Rocha, Prime Minister of Brazil (1962)
  • Aug 9 Robert van Gulik, Dutch diplomat and writer (Judge Dee), born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1967)
  • Aug 10 Angus Campbell, American psychologist (Elections & Political Order)
  • Aug 12 Baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (National Association of Women)
  • Aug 12 Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (d. 1970)
  • Aug 15 Josef Klaus, Chancellor of Austria (1966-70), born in Kötschach-Mauthen, Austria (d. 1964)
  • Aug 17 Johan Manusama, Moluccan politician, born in Banjarmasin, Indonesia (d. 1995)
  • Aug 18 Charles Wegg-Prosser, solicitor
  • Aug 19 Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher
  • Aug 20 Eero Saarinen, Finnish-American architect (IBM Building, MIT Chapel), born in Kirkkonummi, Finland (d. 1961)
  • Aug 25 J. B. Charles [Willem H. Nagel], Dutch criminologist and writer, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • Aug 25 Dorothea Tanning, American artist (Nachtmusik, 1943, Night Shadow, 1945), born in Galesburg, Illinois (d. 2012)

Person of interestMother Teresa

Aug 26 Mother Teresa [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Albanian-born Indian nun and founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize, 1979), born in Skopje, Ottoman Empire (d. 1997)

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Aug 28 Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American economist (Nobel 1975), born in 's-Graveland, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • Aug 29 Georges Loinger, French resistance fighter (WWII), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2018)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 3 Nicolas Kinet, Belgian pilot, dies
  • Aug 9 Huo Yuanjia, Chinese martial artist (mizongy), dies at 42
  • Aug 15 Constantin Fahlberg, Russian chemist who discovered Saccharin (artificial sweetener), dies at 59 [1]

Person of interestWilliam James

Aug 26 William James, American psychologist and philosopher (Pragmatism), dies at 68

Father of American psychology William James
Father of American psychology
William James
  • Aug 27 Clement of Maasdijk, 1st Dutch aircraft death
  • Aug 28 Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist and anthropologist, dies at 78
  • Aug 29 John YWJ Eilerts de Cock, sea officer (Suriname), dies at 44
  • Aug 29 Johan Eilerts de Haan, Dutch sea officer (Lucie R, Suriname), dies at 44
  • Aug 30 Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Napoleon), dies at 57