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Historical Events In August - 05

Monday, 16 May 2022

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

1861  Enlistment increases from 3 months to 2 years on August - 05.  

1862  Battle of Baton Rouge, LA on this day in history.  

1862  Thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47 on August - 05.  

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

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  Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer on August - 05.  

1864  On this day in history griffin A Stedman, Union-brig-gen (Fort Stedman), dies in battle at 26  

1866  Alfred Holy, composer on August - 05.  

1868  Oskar Merikanto, composer on August - 05.  

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  Henry Morton Stanley's letter in order to aid reaches Boma at Congo on this day in history.  

1879  First game of night football at Melbourne Cricket Ground, under gas-lights on this day in history.  

1880  Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden) on August - 05.  

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

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  On August - 05 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  On this day in history british & French accord to divide African colonization  

1890  Erich Kleiber, Vienna Austria, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46) on August - 05.  

1891  1st travelers checks issued (American Express) on this day in history.  

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

1891  On this day in history henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73  

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

1899  On August - 05 conrad Aiken, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Selected Poems)  

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  On this day in history birth of guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)  

1461  On August - 05 birth of alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)  

1540  Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating was born on August - 05.  

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

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

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

1624  William, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd on August - 05.  

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

1364  On August - 05 death of emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313)  

1572  Death of Isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534) on this day in history.  

1579  Death of Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504) on August - 05.  

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

1644  J Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61 on August - 05.  

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