Historical Events In August - 05
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
1901 On August - 05 peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4"
1901 On this day in history juan Carlos Paz, composer
1901 On this day in history victoria, Emperor of Germany/Queen of Prussia, dies at 60
1904 On August - 05 kenneth Thimann, botanist
1905 On August - 05 norway cuts diplomatic ties with Sweden
1906 The birth of John Huston, American film director on August - 05.
1906 On August - 05 francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author
1907 On August - 05 ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter
1907 On this day in history gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer, dies at 66
1908 On this day in history 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 Wojciech Gawronski, composer, dies at 42 on August - 05.
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 On this day in history nelly Aenders, [Petronella Meyer], Dutch actress (Spanish Fly)
1914 On August - 05 first German vessel captured in Australian waters in Port Phillip Bay
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 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 On August - 05 anita Colby, Wash DC, model/actress (Pepsi Cola Playhouse)
1915 German troops over run Warsaw on August - 05.
1916 On August - 05 george Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer, dies at 31
1917 British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe Belgium on August - 05.
1920 G V [Sonny] Montgomery, (Rep-D-Mississippi, 1967- ) on this day in history.
1921 First radio baseball broadcast on August - 05.
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 L. Tom Perry, LDS apostle on this day in history.
1923 First American to swim the English Channel (Henry Sullivan) on this day in history.
1923 On August - 05 1st American to swim English Channel (Henry Sullivan)
1923 On August - 05 richard Kleindienst, attorney general (1972)
1924 Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," first shown on August - 05.