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.