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Historical Events In August - 05

Monday, 21 September 2020

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

1944  On this day in history maurice Turnbull, cricketer (England)/rugby (Wales), dies  

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.  

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

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

1951  On August - 05 armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg  

1953  Operation Big Switch begins - exchange of prisoners of war of Korean Conflict on this day in history.  

1953  Operation "Big Switch" Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom on this day in history.  

1954  Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern & 15 pioneers on August - 05.  

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  On this day in history carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42  

1956  KUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 05.  

1962  On August - 05 first quasar located by radio  

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

1962  Nelson Mandella arrested and then imprisoned on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history uS begins bombing North Vietnam  

1964  Moa Martinson, writer, dies on this day in history.  

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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 August - 05.  

1397  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1604  John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized was born on August - 05.  

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

1623  On August - 05 birth of antonio Cesti, composer  

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

1063  Death of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd on this day in history.  

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

1364  On August - 05 death of emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313)  

1572  Death of Isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534) on this day in history.  

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

1610  Death of Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile on August - 05.  

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

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