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Historical Events In August - 04

Friday, 05 March 2021

1906  On August - 04 marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess  

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  On August - 04 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 August - 04.  

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

1913  Wesley Addy, Omaha Neb, actor (Bostonians, Loving) on this day in history.  

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 August - 04.  

1914  Germany declares war on Belgium on August - 04.  

1914  On this day in history german army shoots Belgian priests/burns down village of Battice  

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

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

1915  On August - 04 richard Kiepert, German cartographer (Africa), dies at 68  

1916  On this day in history uS agrees to buy Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million  

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

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

1919  On August - 04 d[ave] W Gregory, cricketer (brother of Ned, uncle of Syd), dies  

1920  On this day in history helen Thomas, UPI journalist (starts press conferences)  

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

1921  Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Montreal Canadien (MVP-1947) on this day in history.  

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

1922  On August - 04 enver Pasa, Turkish politician, dies at 40  

1923  On this day in history arthur Butterworth, composer  

1925  US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation on this day in history.  

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

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 August - 04.  

1927  John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house leader, dies at 75 on August - 04.  

1928  On this day in history udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64)  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1604  On August - 04 birth of françois Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)  

1664  Louis Lully, composer was born on August - 04.  

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)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

1113  On this day in history death of gertrude of Saxony (b. 1030)  

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 August - 04.  

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

1338  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of jacob van Armagnac-Pardiac, French duke of Nemours, beheaded  

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