Historical Events In August - 05
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
1901 On this day in history 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 August - 05 victoria, Emperor of Germany/Queen of Prussia, dies at 60
1904 On this day in history kenneth Thimann, botanist
1905 On this day in history norway cuts diplomatic ties with Sweden
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 On August - 05 ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter
1907 On August - 05 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 On August - 05 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 August - 05.
1910 On August - 05 wojciech Gawronski, composer, dies at 42
1911 On August - 05 robert Taylor, Filley Neb, actor (Death Valley Days)
1912 On August - 05 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 August - 05 first traffic light installed in Cleveland Ohio
1914 On August - 05 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 this day in history 1st traffic light installed (Euclid Ave & E 105th St, Cleveland)
1914 Anita Colby, Wash DC, model/actress (Pepsi Cola Playhouse) on this day in history.
1915 German troops over run Warsaw on August - 05.
1916 George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer, dies at 31 on this day in history.
1917 On this day in history british troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe Belgium
1920 On August - 05 g V [Sonny] Montgomery, (Rep-D-Mississippi, 1967- )
1921 First radio baseball broadcast on August - 05.
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 On this day in history l. Tom Perry, LDS apostle
1923 First American to swim the English Channel (Henry Sullivan) on August - 05.
1923 1st American to swim English Channel (Henry Sullivan) on August - 05.
1923 Richard Kleindienst, attorney general (1972) on August - 05.
1924 On August - 05 comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," first shown