Historical Events In August - 05
Monday, 16 May 2022
1861 On August - 05 uS levies its first Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800)
1861 Enlistment increases from 3 months to 2 years on August - 05.
1862 Battle of Baton Rouge, LA on this day in history.
1862 Thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47 on August - 05.
1863 On August - 05 adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer, dies at 53
1864 On August - 05 spectrum of a comet observed for first time, by Giovanni Donati
1864 On this day in history battle of Mobile Bay Al-Farragut is given rank of vice-admiral
1864 Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer on August - 05.
1864 On this day in history griffin A Stedman, Union-brig-gen (Fort Stedman), dies in battle at 26
1866 Alfred Holy, composer on August - 05.
1868 Oskar Merikanto, composer on August - 05.
1874 On this day in history japan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in England.
1876 Mary R Beard, Indianapolis, historian (Woman as a Force in History) on August - 05.
1877 Henry Morton Stanley's letter in order to aid reaches Boma at Congo on this day in history.
1879 First game of night football at Melbourne Cricket Ground, under gas-lights on this day in history.
1880 Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden) on August - 05.
1882 Authorizing of first steel warships, beginning of the modern Navy in US on this day in history.
1882 On August - 05 martial law is imposed in Japan.
1882 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I) on August - 05.
1884 Cornerstone for Statue of Liberty laid on Bedloe's Island (NYC) on this day in history.
1886 On this day in history oscar Espla, composer
1887 On August - 05 reginald Owen, Wheathampstead Engld, actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
1888 On this day in history victor Francen, Belgium, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio)
1889 On this day in history conrad P Aiken, US, poet/writer (Ushant/Conversation)
1889 Willem Ruys J Dz, ship owner, dies at 80 on August - 05.
1890 On this day in history british & French accord to divide African colonization
1890 Erich Kleiber, Vienna Austria, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46) on August - 05.
1891 1st travelers checks issued (American Express) on this day in history.
1891 Donald Kerr, Eagle Grove IA, actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat) on this day in history.
1891 On this day in history henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73
1895 Friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies on August - 05.
1899 On August - 05 conrad Aiken, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Selected Poems)
1900 Bodi Rapp, [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano/teacher on August - 05.
1900 On this day in history james Augustine Healy, black Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80