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Historical Events In August - 05

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

1901  On this day in history peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4"  

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

1901  Victoria, Emperor of Germany/Queen of Prussia, dies at 60 on August - 05.  

1904  Kenneth Thimann, botanist on August - 05.  

1905  On August - 05 norway cuts diplomatic ties with Sweden  

1906  On this day in history the birth of John Huston, American film director  

1906  Francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author on August - 05.  

1907  Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter on August - 05.  

1907  On August - 05 gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer, dies at 66  

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

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 August - 05.  

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  Robert Taylor, Filley Neb, actor (Death Valley Days) on this day in history.  

1912  Japan's first taxicab service begins in Ginza, Tokyo on August - 05.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

1914  On this day in history anita Colby, Wash DC, model/actress (Pepsi Cola Playhouse)  

1915  On this day in history german troops over run Warsaw  

1916  On this day in history george Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer, dies at 31  

1917  On this day in history british troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe Belgium  

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

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 August - 05.  

1922  L. Tom Perry, LDS apostle on August - 05.  

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

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

1923  On August - 05 richard Kleindienst, attorney general (1972)  

1924  Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," first shown on this day in history.  

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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  Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474) was born on this day in history.  

1461  Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506) was born on August - 05.  

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 August - 05.  

1623  On August - 05 birth of antonio Cesti, composer  

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 August - 05.  

1063  Death of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd on August - 05.  

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 August - 05.  

1579  On August - 05 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  J Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61 on August - 05.  

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