August 1876 in history

August 1876 events chronologically

Aug 1 Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state
Aug 8 Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph
Aug 31 Ottoman Sultan Murat V is deposed and succeeded by his brother Abd-ul-Hamid II

Top 7 most famous people born in August 1876

Aug 7 Mata Hari a Frisian exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy and executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I.
Aug 14 Alexander I of Serbia king of Serbia from 1889 to 1903 when he and his wife, Queen Draga, were assassinated by a group of Army officers, led by Captain Dragutin Dimitrijević.
Aug 16 Ivan Bilibin a 20th-century illustrator and stage designer who took part in the Mir iskusstva and contributed to the Ballets Russes. Throughout his career, he was inspired by Slavic folklore
Aug 17 Eric Drummond 16th Earl of Perth a British politician and diplomat as well as the first Secretary-General of the League of Nations. After his time with the League of Nations he became British ambassador to Rome and later, chief adviser on foreign publicity in the Ministry of Information. In 1946 he became deputy leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords. Drummond died of cancer on 15 December 1951 at his home in Sussex
Aug 17 Dragutin Dimitrijević a Serbian colonel. He was a leading member of a military group that organized the overthrow of the Serbian government in 1903. He personally organized and participated in the coup against King Alexander and his wife Queen Draga that resulted in their murders, though he was not present when they were killed. He was also the leader of the Black Hand group responsible for the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria in June 1914. The latter triggered the July Crisis which led to the outbreak of World War I
Aug 29 Kim Gu a Korean nationalist politician and independence fighter. He was the sixth and later the last president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, a leader of Korean independence movement against the Japanese colonial rule of Korea that lasted from 1910 to 1945, and a reunification activist who struggled for the independent reunification of Korea after 1945
Aug 29 Charles F. Kettering an American inventor, engineer, businessman, and the holder of 186 patents. He was a founder of Delco, and was head of research at General Motors from 1920 to 1947. Among his most widely used automotive inventions were the electrical starting motor and leaded gasoline. In association with the DuPont Chemical Company, he was also responsible for the invention of Freon refrigerant for refrigeration and air conditioning systems, as well as for the development of Duco lacquers and enamels, the first practical colored paints for mass-produced automobiles. While working with the Dayton-Wright Company he developed the "Bug" aerial torpedo, considered the world's first aerial missile. He led the advancement of practical, lightweight two-stroke diesel engines, revolutionizing the locomotive and heavy equipment industries. In 1927, he founded the Kettering Foundation, a non-partisan research foundation

Top 7 most famous people died in August 1876

Aug 2 Wild Bill Hickok James Butler Hickok —known as "Wild Bill" Hickok—was a folk character of the American Old West. Although some of his exploits as reported at the time were fictionalized, his skills as a gunfighter and gambler, along with his reputation as a lawman, provided the basis for his enduring fame. Born and raised on a farm in rural Illinois, Hickok went west at age 18 as a fugitive from justice, first working as a stagecoach driver, then as a lawman in the frontier territories of Kansas and Nebraska. He fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War, and gained publicity after the war as a scout, marksman, actor, and professional gambler. Hickok was involved in several notable shootouts. He was shot from behind and killed while playing poker in a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory by an unsuccessful gambler. The card hand he held at the time of his death has come to be known as the "Dead Man's Hand"
Aug 2 Julius Leopold Klein a German writer of Jewish origin born at Miskolc, Hungary.
Aug 8 Adolph Tidemand a noted Norwegian romantic nationalism painter. Among his best known paintings are Haugianerne and Brudeferd i Hardanger , painted in collaboration with Hans Gude
Aug 15 John Frederick Lewis an Orientalist English painter. He specialized in Oriental and Mediterranean scenes and often worked in exquisitely detailed watercolour. He was the son of Frederick Christian Lewis , engraver and landscape-painter
Aug 19 George Smith (Assyriologist) a pioneering English Assyriologist who first discovered and translated the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest-known written works of literature.
Aug 27 Eugène Fromentin a French painter and writer.
Aug 29 Félicien David a French composer.