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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  

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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 August - 05.  

1397  On August - 05 birth of guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)  

1461  On this day in history 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  On August - 05 birth of john Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized  

1607  Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer was born on this day in history.  

1623  Antonio Cesti, composer was born on August - 05.  

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

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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  Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies on August - 05.  

1364  Death of Emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313) on this day in history.  

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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