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Historical Events In August - 06

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

1824  Battle at Junan on this day in history.  

1825  Bolivia gains independence from Peru on August - 06.  

1825  On August - 06 bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)  

1828  On August - 06 konstantin von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman  

1845  On this day in history the Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg.  

1845  On this day in history anthonie A Vorsterman van Oyen, Dutch genealogist  

1848  On this day in history nicola Vaccai, Italian composer, dies at 58  

1853  Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer, dies at 57 on August - 06.  

1854  On this day in history congress passes Confiscation Act  

1858  Albert Fuchs, composer on August - 06.  

1859  J Arthur S Berson, Austria meteorologist (Balloon flights, Amazon) on August - 06.  

1861  Lexington KY-Union milt camp forms in neutral state on this day in history.  

1861  On this day in history edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, 2nd wife of Theodore Roosevelt  

1862  CSA ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history confederate Army ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack  

1862  On this day in history francisco Acuna de Figueroa, Uruguay national anthem, dies at 71  

1864  On this day in history rebels evacuate Ft Powell, Mobile Bayd  

1866  Chief Thundercloud, [Scott T Williams], MT, actor (Lone Ranger) on August - 06.  

1868  Paul Claudel, France, diplomat/poet (L'Otage-1909) on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history white conservatives suppresed black vote &captured Tenn legislature  

1870  On August - 06 battle at Spicheren: Prussia beats France  

1871  On this day in history emanuel Querido, [Joost Mendes], author/publisher  

1873  On August - 06 john Wesley Work, composer  

1875  Marcel Labey, composer on August - 06.  

1879  Joseph Wirth, German politician (Stalin Peace Prize) on August - 06.  

1881  On this day in history alexander Fleming, England, bacteriologist (penicillin; Nobel 1954)  

1882  Gerrit H Kersten, Dutch vicar/founder (Calvinist party) on August - 06.  

1883  On this day in history francesco Santoliquido, composer  

1885  On this day in history jozef M E Meeus, Belgian director H-Heart union  

1886  On August - 06 edward Ballantine, composer  

1886  On this day in history wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian, dies at 45  

1889  London's Savoy Hotel opens, the first British hotel to have private baths on this day in history.  

1890  Cy Young pitches &wins 1st game on this day in history.  

1890  On August - 06 first use of electric chair in US, John Hart, in NY for murder  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 06

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1180  Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (d. 1239) was born on this day in history.  

1504  On August - 06 birth of matthew "Nosey" Parker, archbishop of Canterbury  

1609  Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

1619  Barbara Strozzi, composer was born on August - 06.  

1638  On this day in history birth of nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher  

1644  Francoise L de la Baume Le Blanc, French mistress of Louis XIV was born on this day in history.  

1651  Francois Fenelon, France, writer (Playing for Time) was born on August - 06.  

1651  Johann Michael Zacher, composer was born on August - 06.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0258  On this day in history death of sixtus II, bishop of Rome (257-58), beheaded  

0523  Hormisdas, Pope (514-23), dies on this day in history.  

0966  Death of Berengarius II, markgraaf of Ivrea/king of Italy (950-963) on August - 06.  

1162  On August - 06 death of ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona  

1195  Henry de Leeuw, duke of Saxon/Bayern, dies on this day in history.  

1221  On August - 06 death of dominicus, Italian religious order founder (Dominicans)  

1272  On this day in history stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72), dies  

1414  Death of King Ladislas of Naples (b. 1377) on this day in history.  

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