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Historical Events In August - 04

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

1906  Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess on this day in history.  

1908  Kurt Eichhorn, conductor on this day in history.  

1909  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 on August - 04.  

1909  On this day in history glenn Cunningham, US middle distance runner (1930's)  

1910  On August - 04 a's Jack Coombs & White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 16 inn scoreless tie  

1910  William H Schuman, NYC, composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard) on this day in history.  

1912  David Raksin, Phila Penns, composer (Modern Times) on August - 04.  

1913  On August - 04 wesley Addy, Omaha Neb, actor (Bostonians, Loving)  

1914  On August - 04 australia pledges a force of 20,000 to be placed at Britain's disposal  

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

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

1914  German army shoots Belgian priests/burns down village of Battice on this day in history.  

1914  Rik Slabbinck, Flemish painter on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history uS agrees to buy Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million  

1916  On this day in history denmark cedes Danish West Indies, including the Virgin Islands, to the US for $25 million  

1917  Pravda calls for killing all capitalists, priests & officers on this day in history.  

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

1920  On August - 04 helen Thomas, UPI journalist (starts press conferences)  

1920  On this day in history vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, composer, dies at 54  

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 August - 04.  

1923  On this day in history arthur Butterworth, composer  

1925  On this day in history uS marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation  

1925  1st Dutch Colijn govt forms on this day in history.  

1925  Alfons Van de Perre, Flemish physician, dies on August - 04.  

1927  On this day in history peace Bridge between US & Canada opened  

1927  On August - 04 peace Bridge between US & Canada opens  

1927  John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house leader, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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

1929  On August - 04 60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich  

1929  Yasser Arafat, leader (Palestine Liberation Organization) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1222  Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262) was born on August - 04.  

1290  On this day in history birth of duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326)  

1502  On this day in history birth of pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer  

1521  Pope Urban VII (d. 1590) was born on August - 04.  

1604  On this day in history birth of françois Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)  

1664  On August - 04 birth of louis Lully, composer  

1687  Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS] was born on this day in history.  

1701  On this day in history birth of thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757)  

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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 August - 04.  

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

1204  Death of Boniface of Montferrat, margrave of Montferrat, murdered on August - 04.  

1265  On August - 04 simon de Montfort, English earl of Leicester, dies in battle  

1306  Death of Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (b. 1289) on this day in history.  

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

1430  Philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26 on August - 04.  

1476  On this day in history death of jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded  

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