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Historical Events In August - 04

Tuesday, 09 August 2022

1906  Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess on August - 04.  

1908  Kurt Eichhorn, conductor on August - 04.  

1909  On August - 04 ump Tim Hurst instigates a riot by spitting at A's 2nd baseman Eddie Collins, who had questioned a call, this leads to Hurst's banishment  

1909  Glenn Cunningham, US middle distance runner (1930's) on August - 04.  

1910  A's Jack Coombs & White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 16 inn scoreless tie on this day in history.  

1910  On this day in history william H Schuman, NYC, composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard)  

1912  David Raksin, Phila Penns, composer (Modern Times) on this day in history.  

1913  Wesley Addy, Omaha Neb, actor (Bostonians, Loving) on August - 04.  

1914  Australia pledges a force of 20,000 to be placed at Britain's disposal on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history britain declares war on Germany  

1914  Germany declares war on Belgium on this day in history.  

1914  German army shoots Belgian priests/burns down village of Battice on August - 04.  

1914  Rik Slabbinck, Flemish painter on August - 04.  

1915  Irving Fields, NYC, pianist (Ilona Massey Show) on August - 04.  

1915  Richard Kiepert, German cartographer (Africa), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1916  US agrees to buy Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million on August - 04.  

1916  Denmark cedes Danish West Indies, including the Virgin Islands, to the US for $25 million on August - 04.  

1917  On August - 04 pravda calls for killing all capitalists, priests & officers  

1919  D[ave] W Gregory, cricketer (brother of Ned, uncle of Syd), dies on this day in history.  

1920  Helen Thomas, UPI journalist (starts press conferences) on August - 04.  

1920  Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1921  On August - 04 maurice "Rocket" Richard, Montreal Canadien (MVP-1947)  

1922  On this day in history female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team  

1922  Enver Pasa, Turkish politician, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1923  Arthur Butterworth, composer on this day in history.  

1925  US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation on August - 04.  

1925  1st Dutch Colijn govt forms on August - 04.  

1925  On August - 04 alfons Van de Perre, Flemish physician, dies  

1927  Peace Bridge between US & Canada opened on August - 04.  

1927  Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens on this day in history.  

1927  On August - 04 john Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house leader, dies at 75  

1928  Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64) on this day in history.  

1929  On this day in history 60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich  

1929  On August - 04 yasser Arafat, leader (Palestine Liberation Organization)  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1222  On August - 04 birth of richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262)  

1290  On August - 04 birth of duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326)  

1502  Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer was born on August - 04.  

1521  Pope Urban VII (d. 1590) was born on this day in history.  

1604  François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676) was born on this day in history.  

1664  On August - 04 birth of louis Lully, composer  

1687  On August - 04 birth of johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS]  

1701  On August - 04 birth of thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757)  

Famous Deaths In August - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1060  Henry I, King of France (1027..60), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1113  Death of Gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030) on this day in history.  

1204  On this day in history death of boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered  

1265  Simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1306  On August - 04 death of wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289)  

1338  On August - 04 death of thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (b. 1300)  

1430  On August - 04 philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26  

1476  Death of Jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded on this day in history.  

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