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Historical Events In August - 05

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

1861  On August - 05 uS levies its first Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800)  

1861  On this day in history enlistment increases from 3 months to 2 years  

1862  Battle of Baton Rouge, LA on August - 05.  

1862  On this day in history thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47  

1863  On August - 05 adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer, dies at 53  

1864  Spectrum of a comet observed for first time, by Giovanni Donati on this day in history.  

1864  On August - 05 battle of Mobile Bay Al-Farragut is given rank of vice-admiral  

1864  Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history 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  Japan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in England on this day in history.  

1876  On this day in history mary R Beard, Indianapolis, historian (Woman as a Force in History)  

1877  Henry Morton Stanley's letter in order to aid reaches Boma at Congo on August - 05.  

1879  On August - 05 first game of night football at Melbourne Cricket Ground, under gas-lights.  

1880  On August - 05 gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)  

1882  Authorizing of first steel warships, beginning of the modern Navy in US on August - 05.  

1882  Martial law is imposed in Japan on August - 05.  

1882  Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I) on August - 05.  

1884  On August - 05 cornerstone for Statue of Liberty laid on Bedloe's Island (NYC)  

1886  On August - 05 oscar Espla, composer  

1887  On August - 05 reginald Owen, Wheathampstead Engld, actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)  

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 this day in history british & French accord to divide African colonization  

1890  Erich Kleiber, Vienna Austria, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46) on this day in history.  

1891  1st travelers checks issued (American Express) on August - 05.  

1891  Donald Kerr, Eagle Grove IA, actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat) on this day in history.  

1891  Henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1895  Friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies on August - 05.  

1899  On this day in history conrad Aiken, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Selected Poems)  

1900  Bodi Rapp, [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano/teacher on this day in history.  

1900  James Augustine Healy, black Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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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  On August - 05 birth of alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)  

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

1604  John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1607  Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer was born on August - 05.  

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

1624  William, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America was born on August - 05.  


Famous Deaths In August - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0882  On this day in history death of king Louis III of France (b. 863)  

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

1157  Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies on this day in history.  

1364  Death of Emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313) on August - 05.  

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

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

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