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Historical Events In August - 05

Saturday, 27 February 2021

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  On August - 05 uS 79th/90th division occupy Laval/Mayenne  

1944  Maurice Turnbull, cricketer (England)/rugby (Wales), dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1945  Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Aug 6th in Japan) on August - 05.  

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

1947  Joannes D M Cornelissen, historian (Johann de White), dies on this day in history.  

1948  On August - 05 cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)  

1949  6.75 Earthquake hits Quito; about 6000 die on August - 05.  

1950  On this day in history ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title  

1950  Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemistry, dies at 73 on August - 05.  

1951  Armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg on August - 05.  

1953  Operation Big Switch begins - exchange of prisoners of war of Korean Conflict on August - 05.  

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  On this day in history after playing 274 straight games at 2nd base, Nellie Fox is given a day off he comes back next 798 consecutive games  

1955  Carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42 on August - 05.  

1956  KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting on August - 05.  

1957  On August - 05 "American Bandstand," goes on network TV (ABC)  

1957  "American Bandstand," begins network TV (ABC) on August - 05.  

1957  Heinrich O Wieland, German chemist (Nobel 1927), dies at 80 on August - 05.  

1958  Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80 on August - 05.  

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

1961  On this day in history ice Harbor Dam, Washington reaches 118 degrees F (state record)  

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  Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement & illigally leaving South Africa on this day in history.  

1962  Nelson Mandella arrested and then imprisoned on August - 05.  

1962  On this day in history marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug OD at 35  

1963  Britain, US & Russia sign nuclear test ban treaty on August - 05.  

1963  On August - 05 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  US begins bombing North Vietnam on August - 05.  

1964  On August - 05 moa Martinson, writer, dies  

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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  On this day in history birth of alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)  

1540  Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating was born on August - 05.  

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

1607  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1157  On this day in history dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies  

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

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  Death of Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile on this day in history.  

1644  J Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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