Aug. 1, 1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, born.
Aug. 3, 1492: Columbus embarked on first voyage to America.
Aug. 7, 1807: Robert Fulton sailed steamboat on Hudson River.
Aug. 9, 1593: Izaak Walton, English writer, born.
Aug. 10, 1874: Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States, born.
Aug. 11, 1878: First Primary organized in Farmington, Utah.
Aug. 12, 1508: Juan Ponce de Leon arrived in Puerto Rico with first Spanish settlers.
Aug. 16, 1851: First LDS conference in Denmark, held in Copenhagen.
Aug. 17, 1835: Book of Commandments became Doctrine and Covenants.
Aug. 19, 1871: Orville Wright, aviation pioneer, born.
Aug. 22, 1862: Claude Debussy, French composer, born.
Aug. 26, 1923: Alberta Temple dedicated by President Heber J. Grant.
Aug. 29, 1877: Brigham Young, second president of the Church, died. 1809: Oliver Wendell Holmes, U.S. writer and physician, born.
[illustration] Woodcarving by John Sharp