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Historical Events In August - 05

Thursday, 06 May 2021

1944  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Aug 6th in Japan)  

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 this day in history cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)  

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

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 this day in history.  

1951  Armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern & 15 pioneers  

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  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 August - 05.  

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

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

1958  On this day in history joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80  

1959  Edgar Guest, US poet/newspaperman, dies at 77 on August - 05.  

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 this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history first quasar located by radio  

1962  On August - 05 nelson Mandela arrested for incitement & illigally leaving South Africa  

1962  On this day in history nelson Mandella arrested and then imprisoned  

1962  On August - 05 marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug OD at 35  

1963  Britain, US & Russia sign nuclear test ban treaty on this day in history.  

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

1963  World auto speed record set at 407.45 MPH on August - 05.  

1964  US begins bombing North Vietnam on August - 05.  

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  Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330) was born on this day in history.  

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 August - 05.  

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

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

1607  Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1624  On August - 05 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  Death of King Louis III of France (b. 863) on August - 05.  

1063  Death of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd on August - 05.  

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 this day in history 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  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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