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 This day in History - August 2
439 Historic Events for August 2
1873

Frank Mori, composer, dies at 53

Death
1873

1st trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny and Jones

Event
1876

Wild Bill Hickok, shot dead (from behind) by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces and a pair of 8's

Death
1877

SF Public Library opens with 5,000 volumes

Event
1878

Princess Ingeborg, of Sweden

Birth
1878

Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales)

Birth
1881

Marcus Andrews Hislop Clarke, author (His Natural Life) at 35

Death
1881

Ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift)

Birth
1881

Stanislaw Kazuro, composer

Birth
1882

Johannes Tralow, writer

Birth
1882

Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Virgin Doll)

Birth
1882

Nanny I Larsen-Todsen, Swedish opera singer

Birth
1884

R¢mulo Gallegos, Venezuela, novelist (Do¤a B rbara)/pres (1947-48)

Birth
1884

Dutch Queen Emma appointed regent

Event
1887

Rowell Hodge patents barbed wire

Event
1888

Oscar Rasbach, composer

Birth
1890

Pauline Hall, composer

Birth
1891

Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, London, composer (Olympians)

Birth
1891

Mihail Jora, composer

Birth
1892

John Kieran, NYC, columnist/author (Natural History of NYC)

Birth
1892

Charles A Wheeler patents a prototype of the escalator

Event
1892

douard Joseph Stevens, Belgian painter/graphic artist, dies at 72

Death
1892

Jack Warner, US movie studio head (Warner Bros)

Birth
1894

Dutch Society for Women Suffrage gets royal charter

Event
1894

Death duties 1st introduced in Britain

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