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Historical Events In August - 05

Thursday, 04 March 2021

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

1901  On this day in history juan Carlos Paz, composer  

1901  On August - 05 victoria, Emperor of Germany/Queen of Prussia, dies at 60  

1904  Kenneth Thimann, botanist on August - 05.  

1905  Norway cuts diplomatic ties with Sweden on August - 05.  

1906  The birth of John Huston, American film director on August - 05.  

1906  On this day in history francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author  

1907  Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer, dies at 66  

1908  Harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam on this day in history.  

1909  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% on this day in history.  

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

1910  On August - 05 wojciech Gawronski, composer, dies at 42  

1911  Robert Taylor, Filley Neb, actor (Death Valley Days) on August - 05.  

1912  On August - 05 japan's first taxicab service begins in Ginza, Tokyo.  

1913  Nelly Aenders, [Petronella Meyer], Dutch actress (Spanish Fly) on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history first German vessel captured in Australian waters in Port Phillip Bay  

1914  First traffic light installed in Cleveland Ohio on this day in history.  

1914  US, Nicaragua sign treaty granting canal rights to US on this day in history.  

1914  USA declares itself neutral as Germany declares war on the Soviet Union on this day in history.  

1914  1st traffic light installed (Euclid Ave & E 105th St, Cleveland) on this day in history.  

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

1915  On August - 05 german troops over run Warsaw  

1916  On August - 05 george Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer, dies at 31  

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 August - 05.  

1921  On this day in history first radio baseball broadcast  

1921  1st radio baseball broadcast Pirates-8, Phillies-0 (KDKA, Pitts) on August - 05.  

1921  Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Mudassar's pop, Pakistan's 1st centurion) on this day in history.  

1922  On August - 05 l. Tom Perry, LDS apostle  

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

1923  1st American to swim English Channel (Henry Sullivan) on this day in history.  

1923  Richard Kleindienst, attorney general (1972) on August - 05.  

1924  Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," first shown on August - 05.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1301  On this day in history 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 August - 05.  

1461  On this day in history birth of alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)  

1540  On August - 05 birth of joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating  

1604  John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized was born on August - 05.  

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

1623  On August - 05 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  On August - 05 death of king Louis III of France (b. 863)  

1063  Death of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd on this day in history.  

1157  On August - 05 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 August - 05.  

1579  On this day in history death of stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)  

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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