August 24, 1950

Edith Sampson American lawyer and judge becomes the first Black U.S. delegate appointed to the United Nations.

August 23, 1911

Elizabeth “Betty” Robinson, American athlete and winner of the first Olympic 100 m for women is born.

August 18, 1859

Anna Ancher Danish painter, the only Woman member of the Skagen Painters, is born.

August 11, 1942

Actress Hedy Lamarr secure a patent for a frequency hopping spread spectrum communication system. The technology became the basis for wireless communication

August 3, 1944

American Jewish journalist Ruth Gruber arrives in New York harbor with 984 refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe.

August 2, 1861

Edith Cowan Member of the Western Australian Legistlative Assembly is born.

August 15, 1860

Florence Harding Former First Lady of the United States is born.