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Historical Events In August - 05

Friday, 03 July 2020

1944  On August - 05 more than 1,000 Japanese prisoners of war unsuccessfully attempt to escape from Camp in Cowra, New South Wales 234 are killed, 108 wounded.  

1944  US 79th/90th division occupy Laval/Mayenne on August - 05.  

1944  On August - 05 maurice Turnbull, cricketer (England)/rugby (Wales), dies  

1944  More than 1,000 Japanese prisoners of war unsuccessfully attempt to escape from Camp in Cowra, New South Wales: 234 are killed, 108 wounded on August - 05.  

1945  On August - 05 atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Aug 6th in Japan)  

1947  On August - 05 netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure  

1947  On August - 05 joannes D M Cornelissen, historian (Johann de White), dies  

1948  Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6) on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history 6.75 Earthquake hits Quito; about 6000 die  

1950  On August - 05 ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title  

1950  On this day in history emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemistry, dies at 73  

1951  On this day in history armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg  

1953  On August - 05 operation Big Switch begins - exchange of prisoners of war of Korean Conflict  

1953  Operation "Big Switch" Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom on August - 05.  

1954  Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern & 15 pioneers on this day in history.  

1955  After playing 274 straight games at 2nd base, Nellie Fox is given a day off he comes back next 798 consecutive games on August - 05.  

1955  Carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42 on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history kUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting  

1957  "American Bandstand," goes on network TV (ABC) on this day in history.  

1957  On this day in history "American Bandstand," begins network TV (ABC)  

1957  Heinrich O Wieland, German chemist (Nobel 1927), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1958  On August - 05 joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80  

1959  Edgar Guest, US poet/newspaperman, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1961  Ice Harbor Dam, Washington reaches 118 degrees F (state record) on August - 05.  

1961  Eva JC Beck, actress (Elckerlyc, Resurrection), dies at 63 on August - 05.  

1962  First quasar located by radio on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history nelson Mandela arrested for incitement & illigally leaving South Africa  

1962  On August - 05 nelson Mandella arrested and then imprisoned  

1962  Marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug OD at 35 on August - 05.  

1963  On this day in history britain, US & Russia sign nuclear test ban treaty  

1963  On this day in history nuclear Test Ban Agreement signed, allowing nuclear weapon to only be tested underground  

1963  On this day in history world auto speed record set at 407.45 MPH  

1964  On August - 05 uS begins bombing North Vietnam  

1964  Moa Martinson, writer, dies on August - 05.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1301  On August - 05 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 this day in history.  

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

1540  On this day in history birth of joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating  

1604  On August - 05 birth of john Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized  

1607  On this day in history birth of philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer  

1623  Antonio Cesti, composer was born on this day in history.  

1624  On this day in history birth of william, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America  

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Famous Deaths In August - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0882  On August - 05 death of king Louis III of France (b. 863)  

1063  On August - 05 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 this day in history.  

1572  On August - 05 death of isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534)  

1579  On this day in history death of stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)  

1610  On this day in history 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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