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Historical Events In August - 05

Friday, 26 February 2021

1965  Cook Islands in South Pacific granted internal self-government by New Zealand on August - 05.  

1965  On August - 05 linda McGill becomes first Australian woman to swim the English Channel.  

1966  Martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march on this day in history.  

1966  Austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history luther Perkins American guitarist  

1969  Mariner 7 flies past Mars on August - 05.  

1971  On this day in history josef Stanislav, composer, dies at 74  

1972  On this day in history frederic Tozere, actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), dies at 71  

1973  On August - 05 uSSR launches Mars 6  

1974  On August - 05 joan Jett forms her rock group the Runaways  

1976  Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88 on August - 05.  

1977  On August - 05 charles Carson, actor (Cry the Beloved Country), dies at 87  

1978  Queenie Smith, actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1981  Pres Regan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers on strike on this day in history.  

1982  Wanda Rotha, actress (Mrs Fitzherbert), dies at 72 on August - 05.  

1983  Judy Canova, singer/comedienne (Chatterbox), dies of cancer at 66 on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history howard Culver, actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66  

1985  On August - 05 flexible-wing glider altitude record set  

1985  On this day in history theodore Sturgeon, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67  

1987  On this day in history zygmunt Mycielsky, composer, dies at 79  

1988  Mario Biaggi politician convicted of racketeering on this day in history.  

1989  Ralph Meeker, actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Gentle Giant), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1990  On August - 05 herman Gooding, Suriname police-inspector, dies  

1991  Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault record in Malmo Sweden on this day in history.  

1991  On August - 05 paul Brown, NFL founder (Cleveland Browns, Cin Bengals), dies at 82  

1992  On August - 05 jeff Porcaro, drummer (Toto-Africa), dies of cardiac arrest at 38  

1994  On August - 05 amy Sacks, producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39  

1995  Agha Hasan Abedi, banker, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1996  Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, politician, dies at 72 on August - 05.  

1997  Don Steele, LA radio personality (KRTH), dies of cancer at 61 on this day in history.  

2000  Sir Alec Guinness, revered as one of Britain's most versatile actors, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

2011  Juno, the first solar-powered spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter, is launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on August - 05.  

2011  On August - 05 nASA announces that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured photographic evidence of possible liquid water on Mars during warm seasons.  

2011  On August - 05 svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011)  

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

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

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

1063  On August - 05 death of gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd  

1157  Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies on August - 05.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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