Historical Events In August - 05
Friday, 14 May 2021
1861 US levies its first Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800) on this day in history.
1861 On August - 05 enlistment increases from 3 months to 2 years
1862 Battle of Baton Rouge, LA on this day in history.
1862 Thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47 on this day in history.
1863 On this day in history adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer, dies at 53
1864 Spectrum of a comet observed for first time, by Giovanni Donati on August - 05.
1864 Battle of Mobile Bay Al-Farragut is given rank of vice-admiral on August - 05.
1864 On this day in history resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer
1864 On August - 05 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 On August - 05 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 On August - 05 henry Morton Stanley's letter in order to aid reaches Boma at Congo
1879 First game of night football at Melbourne Cricket Ground, under gas-lights on August - 05.
1880 On this day in history gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)
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 On this day in history joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I)
1884 On this day in history cornerstone for Statue of Liberty laid on Bedloe's Island (NYC)
1886 On August - 05 oscar Espla, composer
1887 On this day in history 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 British & French accord to divide African colonization on this day in history.
1890 On August - 05 erich Kleiber, Vienna Austria, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46)
1891 1st travelers checks issued (American Express) on this day in history.
1891 On this day in history donald Kerr, Eagle Grove IA, actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat)
1891 Henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1895 On this day in history friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies
1899 Conrad Aiken, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Selected Poems) on this day in history.
1900 On August - 05 bodi Rapp, [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano/teacher
1900 On August - 05 james Augustine Healy, black Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80