Historical Events In August - 06
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
1890 On August - 06 cy Young pitches & wins 1st game
1890 John Hart or William Kemmler, US, 1st executed in electric chair (NY) on this day in history.
1892 Hoot Gibson, Tekamah NE, western actor (Horse Soldier, Last Outlaw) on this day in history.
1893 On this day in history guthrie McClintic, Seattle Wash, Broadway producer/dir (Winterset)
1895 George Frederick Root, composer, dies at 74 on August - 06.
1896 France annexes Madagascar on this day in history.
1896 On August - 06 cyril Mockridge, composer
1900 Wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist/socialist, dies at 74 on August - 06.
1901 Kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation on August - 06.
1902 On this day in history michal Vilec, composer
1904 On this day in history henry Payne Iba, Easton Mo, US basketball coach (Olympic-gold-64, 68)
1905 26.7 cm rainfall at Princeton, Indiana (state record) on this day in history.
1905 On August - 06 clara Bow, silent screen actress (Wings) "it" girl of 1920's films
1906 Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants) on this day in history.
1908 On this day in history 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 August - 06.
1910 On this day in history charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes)
1911 On August - 06 lucille Ball, Jamestown NY, comedienne/actress (I Love Lucy, Mame)
1914 On this day in history austria-Hungary declares war against Russia
1914 Ellen Wilson Pres Wilson's wife, dies at 54 on this day in history.
1914 Serbia declares war against Germany on this day in history.
1914 On this day in history austria-Hungary declares war on Russia & Serbia
1914 Susan Cowdy, ornithologist on this day in history.
1914 Ellen Wilson, 1st lady (1913-14), dies at 54 on August - 06.
1915 On August - 06 battle of Lone Pine, Gallipoli starts - Seven Australians receive Victoria Crosses
1915 On this day in history during World War I, Warsaw falls into German hands
1916 On August - 06 dom[inic] Mintoff, premier Malta
1917 The birth of Robert Mitchum, American actor on this day in history.
1917 On August - 06 world War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins.
1917 Robert Mitchum, Bridgeport Ct, actor (Winds of War, North & South) on August - 06.
1918 On this day in history ferdinand Foch becomes marshal of France
1919 On August - 06 the first air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)