Historical Events In August - 05
Sunday, 28 February 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 On this day in history battle of Baton Rouge, LA
1862 Thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47 on this day in history.
1863 Adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer, dies at 53 on August - 05.
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 On this day in history resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer
1864 Griffin A Stedman, Union-brig-gen (Fort Stedman), dies in battle at 26 on this day in history.
1866 Alfred Holy, composer on August - 05.
1868 On August - 05 oskar Merikanto, composer
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 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 this day in history.
1880 On August - 05 gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)
1882 On August - 05 authorizing of first steel warships, beginning of the modern Navy in US
1882 On August - 05 martial law is imposed in Japan.
1882 On this day in history joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I)
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 Reginald Owen, Wheathampstead Engld, actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes) on August - 05.
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 August - 05 british & French accord to divide African colonization
1890 Erich Kleiber, Vienna Austria, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46) on this day in history.
1891 On this day in history 1st travelers checks issued (American Express)
1891 On August - 05 donald Kerr, Eagle Grove IA, actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat)
1891 On August - 05 henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73
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 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