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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  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1301  Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330) was born on this day in history.  

1397  Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474) was born on August - 05.  

1461  On this day in history birth of alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)  

1540  Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating was born on this day in history.  

1604  John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized was born on August - 05.  

1607  On August - 05 birth of philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer  

1623  On this day in history birth of antonio Cesti, composer  

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

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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 August - 05 dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies  

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

1572  On August - 05 death of isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534)  

1579  Death of Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504) on this day in history.  

1610  Death of Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile on this day in history.  

1644  On August - 05 j Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61  

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