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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Friday, 29 August 2014

1863  Arpad Szendy, composer on this day in history.  

1866  On this day in history world's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI)  

1867  Hobart Bosworth, Marietta OH, actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade) on this day in history.  

1868  Halfdan Kierulf, composer, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history tom Richardson, legendary England cricket fast bowler (1893-98)  

1872  Lowell Mason, US organist/composer (Zebulo), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1873  On this day in history john Rosamond Johnson, Fla, co-composer (Lift Every Voice & Sing)  

1874  Harry S Parmelee patents sprinkler head on this day in history.  

1877  Asaph Hall discovers Mars's moon Deimos on this day in history.  

1877  On this day in history adolph M. Christianson, justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (d.1954)  

1880  Frederick Jerome Work, composer on this day in history.  

1882  Rodolfo Graziani, Italian marschal/viceroy of Ethiopia on this day in history.  

1883  Ernst Stadler, writer on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history 1st double-century stand in Test cricket, McDonnell/Murdoch 207 Aust  

1885  $100,000 raised in US for pedestal for Statue of Liberty on this day in history.  

1888  California Theatre closed (now a Pac Tel Phone Store) on this day in history.  

1888  Owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh) on this day in history.  

1890  Erich Wichman, Dutch fascist painter/sculptor on this day in history.  

1890  On this day in history john Henry Newman, English cardinal, dies at 89  

1892  The birth of Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet on this day in history.  

1892  On this day in history hugh MacDiarmid, Scotland, writer (Scots Unbound)  

1894  Wilhelm Grosz, composer on this day in history.  

1896  On this day in history harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with a pull chain  

1897  The birth of Enid Blyton, English author on this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury)  

1898  Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, politician/trade unionist on this day in history.  

1900  Alexander Mosolov, Kiev Russia, composer (Zavod) [NS] on this day in history.  

1901  On this day in history francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier, dies at about 82  

1902  Christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu) on this day in history.  

1903  On this day in history michael Whalley Wickham, artist  

1904  On this day in history german-ltalian General Von Trotha defeats Herero in SW Africa  

1904  Jess Stacy, pianist on this day in history.  

1907  St Louis Card Ed Karger pitches perfect game vs Braves, 4-0 in 7 inn on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history ted a'Beckett, cricketer (Australian Test player)  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1467  Mary of York, English princess (d. 1482) was born on this day in history.  

1600  On this day in history birth of paul Hallman, composer  

1613  Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer was born on this day in history.  

1635  Thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus) was born on this day in history.  

1667  On this day in history birth of anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743)  

1673  On this day in history birth of richard Mead, London, physician  

1718  On this day in history birth of sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791)  

1720  Martin Gerbert, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In August - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  On this day in history death of magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303)  

0449  On this day in history death of flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople  

0480  Death of Leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC) on this day in history.  

0897  Death of Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona on this day in history.  

1171  Louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies on this day in history.  

1180  On this day in history guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies  

1183  On this day in history christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies  

1204  On this day in history death of king Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)