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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  

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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  On August - 05 birth of guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)  

1461  Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506) was born on this day in history.  

1540  On August - 05 birth of joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating  

1604  On this day in history birth of john Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized  

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

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

1063  On this day in history death of gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd  

1157  On August - 05 dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies  

1364  Death of Emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313) on August - 05.  

1572  Death of Isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534) on August - 05.  

1579  Death of Stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504) on August - 05.  

1610  On August - 05 death of alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile  

1644  On August - 05 j Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61  

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