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Historical Events In August - 06

Sunday, 26 September 2021

1890  Cy Young pitches & wins 1st game on August - 06.  

1890  John Hart or William Kemmler, US, 1st executed in electric chair (NY) on this day in history.  

1892  On this day in history hoot Gibson, Tekamah NE, western actor (Horse Soldier, Last Outlaw)  

1893  Guthrie McClintic, Seattle Wash, Broadway producer/dir (Winterset) on August - 06.  

1895  George Frederick Root, composer, dies at 74 on August - 06.  

1896  France annexes Madagascar on August - 06.  

1896  On August - 06 cyril Mockridge, composer  

1900  On this day in history wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist/socialist, dies at 74  

1901  On August - 06 kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.  

1902  Michal Vilec, composer on August - 06.  

1904  Henry Payne Iba, Easton Mo, US basketball coach (Olympic-gold-64, 68) on this day in history.  

1905  On this day in history 26.7 cm rainfall at Princeton, Indiana (state record)  

1905  Clara Bow, silent screen actress (Wings) "it" girl of 1920's films on this day in history.  

1906  Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants) on this day in history.  

1908  On August - 06 st Louis Card John Lush's 2nd no-hitter, beats Dodgers, 2-0 in 6 inn  

1908  On August - 06 george Singer, composer  

1909  On this day in history alice Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip.  

1910  NYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt on this day in history.  

1910  On this day in history charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes)  

1911  On this day in history lucille Ball, Jamestown NY, comedienne/actress (I Love Lucy, Mame)  

1914  Austria-Hungary declares war against Russia on this day in history.  

1914  Ellen Wilson Pres Wilson's wife, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1914  On August - 06 serbia declares war against Germany  

1914  On August - 06 austria-Hungary declares war on Russia & Serbia  

1914  On August - 06 susan Cowdy, ornithologist  

1914  On August - 06 ellen Wilson, 1st lady (1913-14), dies at 54  

1915  Battle of Lone Pine, Gallipoli starts - Seven Australians receive Victoria Crosses on August - 06.  

1915  During World War I, Warsaw falls into German hands on this day in history.  

1916  Dom[inic] Mintoff, premier Malta on August - 06.  

1917  On August - 06 the birth of Robert Mitchum, American actor  

1917  On this day in history world War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins.  

1917  On this day in history robert Mitchum, Bridgeport Ct, actor (Winds of War, North & South)  

1918  Ferdinand Foch becomes marshal of France on this day in history.  

1919  The first air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler) on this day in history.  

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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 August - 06.  

1504  On this day in history birth of matthew "Nosey" Parker, archbishop of Canterbury  

1609  On August - 06 birth of richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)  

1619  On this day in history birth of barbara Strozzi, composer  

1638  Nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher was born on this day in history.  

1644  On August - 06 birth of francoise L de la Baume Le Blanc, French mistress of Louis XIV  

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  Death of Sixtus II, bishop of Rome (257-58), beheaded on this day in history.  

0523  On this day in history hormisdas, Pope (514-23), dies  

0966  Death of Berengarius II, markgraaf of Ivrea/king of Italy (950-963) on this day in history.  

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

1195  Henry de Leeuw, duke of Saxon/Bayern, dies on August - 06.  

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

1272  On August - 06 stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72), dies  

1414  On this day in history death of king Ladislas of Naples (b. 1377)  

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