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Historical Events In August - 04

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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

1908  Kurt Eichhorn, conductor on August - 04.  

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 this day in history.  

1909  Glenn Cunningham, US middle distance runner (1930's) on this day in history.  

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

1910  On August - 04 william H Schuman, NYC, composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard)  

1912  On August - 04 david Raksin, Phila Penns, composer (Modern Times)  

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

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

1914  On this day in history britain declares war on Germany  

1914  On August - 04 germany declares war on Belgium  

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

1914  On August - 04 rik Slabbinck, Flemish painter  

1915  Irving Fields, NYC, pianist (Ilona Massey Show) on this day in history.  

1915  Richard Kiepert, German cartographer (Africa), dies at 68 on August - 04.  

1916  US agrees to buy Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million on this day in history.  

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

1921  On this day in history 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  On August - 04 enver Pasa, Turkish politician, dies at 40  

1923  On this day in history arthur Butterworth, composer  

1925  On August - 04 uS marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation  

1925  On August - 04 1st Dutch Colijn govt forms  

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

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

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

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

1928  On August - 04 udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64)  

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 this day in history birth of richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262)  

1290  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS]  

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  On August - 04 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  Philip of Saint-Pol, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies at 26 on this day in history.  

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

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