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Historical Events In August - 05

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

1901  Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4" on August - 05.  

1901  Juan Carlos Paz, composer on this day in history.  

1901  On this day in history victoria, Emperor of Germany/Queen of Prussia, dies at 60  

1904  Kenneth Thimann, botanist on this day in history.  

1905  On this day in history norway cuts diplomatic ties with Sweden  

1906  The birth of John Huston, American film director on this day in history.  

1906  Francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter  

1907  Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer, dies at 66 on August - 05.  

1908  On August - 05 harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam  

1909  On this day in history canadian Pacific completes the Kicking Horse grade relocation on the main line between Hector and Field, B.C. by substituting two spiral tunnels and lengthened line on a grade of 2.2% compensated, for the old "Big Hill" straight grade of 4.5%.  

1910  Jacquetta Hawker, English archaeologist/author (A Country) on this day in history.  

1910  On this day in history wojciech Gawronski, composer, dies at 42  

1911  On this day in history robert Taylor, Filley Neb, actor (Death Valley Days)  

1912  On this day in history japan's first taxicab service begins in Ginza, Tokyo.  

1913  On August - 05 nelly Aenders, [Petronella Meyer], Dutch actress (Spanish Fly)  

1914  First German vessel captured in Australian waters in Port Phillip Bay on August - 05.  

1914  On this day in history first traffic light installed in Cleveland Ohio  

1914  On this day in history uS, Nicaragua sign treaty granting canal rights to US  

1914  On this day in history uSA declares itself neutral as Germany declares war on the Soviet Union  

1914  On August - 05 1st traffic light installed (Euclid Ave & E 105th St, Cleveland)  

1914  Anita Colby, Wash DC, model/actress (Pepsi Cola Playhouse) on August - 05.  

1915  On this day in history german troops over run Warsaw  

1916  George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer, dies at 31 on this day in history.  

1917  British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe Belgium on this day in history.  

1920  G V [Sonny] Montgomery, (Rep-D-Mississippi, 1967- ) on this day in history.  

1921  First radio baseball broadcast on this day in history.  

1921  1st radio baseball broadcast Pirates-8, Phillies-0 (KDKA, Pitts) on this day in history.  

1921  On August - 05 nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion)  

1922  L. Tom Perry, LDS apostle on this day in history.  

1923  On this day in history first American to swim the English Channel (Henry Sullivan)  

1923  On August - 05 1st American to swim English Channel (Henry Sullivan)  

1923  Richard Kleindienst, attorney general (1972) on this day in history.  

1924  On this day in history comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," first shown  

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

1461  Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506) was born on this day in history.  

1540  On August - 05 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 August - 05.  

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

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

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 August - 05.  

1644  J Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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