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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  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1301  On August - 05 birth of edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330)  

1397  Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474) was born on this day in history.  

1461  Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506) was born on this day in history.  

1540  On this day in history birth of joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating  

1604  On this day in history birth of john Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized  

1607  On this day in history birth of philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer  

1623  Antonio Cesti, composer was born on this day in history.  

1624  On August - 05 birth of william, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America  


Famous Deaths In August - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0882  Death of King Louis III of France (b. 863) on this day in history.  

1063  On this day in history death of gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd  

1157  On this day in history dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies  

1364  On this day in history death of emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313)  

1572  Death of Isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534) on August - 05.  

1579  On August - 05 death of stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)  

1610  On this day in history death of alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile  

1644  On this day in history j Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61  

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