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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1882  On this day in history hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded or die  

1883  J Ringelnatz, writer on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history germany annexes Angra Pequena (Southwest-Africa)  

1885  5 German warships anchor at Zanzibar on this day in history.  

1885  On this day in history billie Burke, Washington DC, actress (Glinda-Wizard of Oz)  

1885  On this day in history antony EJ Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83), dies at 46  

1886  On this day in history louis Hazeltine, inventor (neutrodyne circuit, making radio possible)  

1887  Jan HA Eman, Aruban politician on this day in history.  

1888  On this day in history patent for revolving door granted  

1888  Theophilus Van Kannel of Phila patents revolving door on this day in history.  

1893  On this day in history 53rd Congress (1893-95) convenes  

1893  Alfredo Catalani, composer, dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1895  On this day in history edward Gill, baseball player  

1897  On this day in history franz J Weinrich, [Heinrich Lerse], German writer (Himmlisches)  

1899  On this day in history ricci Riano, England  

1900  Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history taylor Caldwell, novelist  

1903  The birth of Louis Leakey, British archaeologist on this day in history.  

1903  Louis Leakey, anthropologist (1964 Richard Hooper Medal) on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history train derailed on bridge in Eden Colo during a flash flood, kills 96  

1904  On this day in history ralph J Bunche, founder/diplomat (UN) (Nobel 1950)  

1906  Gerhard Frommel, composer on this day in history.  

1907  Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history ben Carter, NYC, actor (Dark Alibi, Dressed to Kill)  

1909  US issues 1st Lincoln penny on this day in history.  

1911  R Nicholas Ray, Galesville WI, director (Rebel Without a Cause) on this day in history.  

1912  Progressive (Bull Moose) Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for pres on this day in history.  

1913  David Popper, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1914  British Gloucester vs German Breslau/Goeben off Greece on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history ted Moore, South Africa, cinematographer (James Bond)  

1914  B B (Bransby) Cooper, cricketer (Test for Australia), dies on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history charge of Australian Light Horse Brigade at the Nek, Gallipoli  

1915  On this day in history crpl. Cyril Royston Guyton BASSETT, NZ Divisional Signals, NZ Engineers won the Victoria Cross at Chunuk Bair, on the Gallipoli Peninsula  

1915  On this day in history assault up Russell's Top at Gallipolis, 232 Australians die  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 07

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1282  On this day in history birth of princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)  

1533  Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on this day in history.  

1560  Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614) was born on this day in history.  

1574  Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649) was born on this day in history.  

1598  Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules) was born on this day in history.  

1726  James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790) was born on this day in history.  

1742  On this day in history birth of nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General  

1746  Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In August - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0461  Death of Majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420) on this day in history.  

0479  Death of Emperor Yūryaku of Japan on this day in history.  

1033  On this day in history death of frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine  

1106  On this day in history henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54  

1485  Death of Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince on this day in history.  

1547  On this day in history cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies  

1609  On this day in history eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60  

1613  Death of Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544) on this day in history.