Historical Events In August - 05
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
1861 On August - 05 uS levies its first Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800)
1861 On this day in history enlistment increases from 3 months to 2 years
1862 Battle of Baton Rouge, LA on August - 05.
1862 On this day in history thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47
1863 On August - 05 adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer, dies at 53
1864 Spectrum of a comet observed for first time, by Giovanni Donati on this day in history.
1864 On August - 05 battle of Mobile Bay Al-Farragut is given rank of vice-admiral
1864 Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer on this day in history.
1864 On this day in history griffin A Stedman, Union-brig-gen (Fort Stedman), dies in battle at 26
1866 On August - 05 alfred Holy, composer
1868 On this day in history oskar Merikanto, composer
1874 Japan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in England on this day in history.
1876 On this day in history mary R Beard, Indianapolis, historian (Woman as a Force in History)
1877 Henry Morton Stanley's letter in order to aid reaches Boma at Congo on August - 05.
1879 On August - 05 first game of night football at Melbourne Cricket Ground, under gas-lights.
1880 On August - 05 gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)
1882 Authorizing of first steel warships, beginning of the modern Navy in US on August - 05.
1882 Martial law is imposed in Japan on August - 05.
1882 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I) on August - 05.
1884 On August - 05 cornerstone for Statue of Liberty laid on Bedloe's Island (NYC)
1886 On August - 05 oscar Espla, composer
1887 On August - 05 reginald Owen, Wheathampstead Engld, actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
1888 Victor Francen, Belgium, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio) on August - 05.
1889 On August - 05 conrad P Aiken, US, poet/writer (Ushant/Conversation)
1889 On August - 05 willem Ruys J Dz, ship owner, dies at 80
1890 On this day in history british & French accord to divide African colonization
1890 Erich Kleiber, Vienna Austria, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46) on this day in history.
1891 1st travelers checks issued (American Express) on August - 05.
1891 Donald Kerr, Eagle Grove IA, actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat) on this day in history.
1891 Henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1895 Friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies on August - 05.
1899 On this day in history conrad Aiken, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Selected Poems)
1900 Bodi Rapp, [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano/teacher on this day in history.
1900 James Augustine Healy, black Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80 on this day in history.