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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.  

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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 August - 05 birth of alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)  

1540  Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating was born on this day in history.  

1604  John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1607  On August - 05 birth of philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer  

1623  On this day in history birth of antonio Cesti, composer  

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

Famous Deaths In August - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0882  On this day in history death of king Louis III of France (b. 863)  

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

1157  Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies on August - 05.  

1364  On this day in history death of emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313)  

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  On August - 05 death of alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile  

1644  On this day in history j Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61  

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