Historical Events In August - 05
Monday, 21 September 2020
1861 US levies its first Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800) on August - 05.
1861 On this day in history enlistment increases from 3 months to 2 years
1862 Battle of Baton Rouge, LA on this day in history.
1862 On this day in history thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47
1863 Adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1864 Spectrum of a comet observed for first time, by Giovanni Donati on August - 05.
1864 On this day in history battle of Mobile Bay Al-Farragut is given rank of vice-admiral
1864 On August - 05 resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer
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 August - 05 oskar Merikanto, composer
1874 Japan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in England on August - 05.
1876 On this day in history mary R Beard, Indianapolis, historian (Woman as a Force in History)
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 Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden) on this day in history.
1882 Authorizing of first steel warships, beginning of the modern Navy in US on August - 05.
1882 Martial law is imposed in Japan on this day in history.
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 August - 05 oscar Espla, composer
1887 On August - 05 reginald Owen, Wheathampstead Engld, actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
1888 On August - 05 victor Francen, Belgium, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio)
1889 On this day in history conrad P Aiken, US, poet/writer (Ushant/Conversation)
1889 On this day in history 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 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 On this day in history henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73
1895 On August - 05 friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies
1899 Conrad Aiken, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Selected Poems) on August - 05.
1900 On this day in history bodi Rapp, [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano/teacher
1900 On this day in history james Augustine Healy, black Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80