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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Sunday, 20 April 2014

1863  Arpad Szendy, composer on this day in history.  

1866  World's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI) on this day in history.  

1867  On this day in history hobart Bosworth, Marietta OH, actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade)  

1868  On this day in history halfdan Kierulf, composer, dies at 52  

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

1872  On this day in history lowell Mason, US organist/composer (Zebulo), dies at 80  

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

1874  On this day in history harry S Parmelee patents sprinkler head  

1877  On this day in history asaph Hall discovers Mars's moon Deimos  

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

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

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

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

1888  On this day in history owen Nares, actor-manager (Maiden Erleigh)  

1890  On this day in history erich Wichman, Dutch fascist painter/sculptor  

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  Hugh MacDiarmid, Scotland, writer (Scots Unbound) on this day in history.  

1894  Wilhelm Grosz, composer on this day in history.  

1896  Harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with a pull chain on this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history the birth of Enid Blyton, English author  

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  On this day in history alexander Mosolov, Kiev Russia, composer (Zavod) [NS]  

1901  Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier, dies at about 82 on this day in history.  

1902  On this day in history christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu)  

1903  Michael Whalley Wickham, artist on this day in history.  

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

1904  On this day in history jess Stacy, pianist  

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

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

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1600  Paul Hallman, composer was born on this day in history.  

1613  On this day in history birth of cristoph Kaldenbach, composer  

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

1667  Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743) was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303) on this day in history.  

0449  Death of Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople on this day in history.  

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

0897  On this day in history death of wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona  

1171  On this day in history louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies  

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

1183  Christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies on this day in history.  

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