Historical Events In August - 06
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
1890 Cy Young pitches & wins 1st game on this day in history.
1890 John Hart or William Kemmler, US, 1st executed in electric chair (NY) on August - 06.
1892 Hoot Gibson, Tekamah NE, western actor (Horse Soldier, Last Outlaw) on this day in history.
1893 On August - 06 guthrie McClintic, Seattle Wash, Broadway producer/dir (Winterset)
1895 On August - 06 george Frederick Root, composer, dies at 74
1896 France annexes Madagascar on August - 06.
1896 On this day in history cyril Mockridge, composer
1900 On this day in history wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist/socialist, dies at 74
1901 On this day in history kiowa land in Oklahoma is opened for white settlement, effectively dissolving the contiguous reservation.
1902 On August - 06 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 On August - 06 ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
1908 St Louis Card John Lush's 2nd no-hitter, beats Dodgers, 2-0 in 6 inn on August - 06.
1908 On this day in history george Singer, composer
1909 On August - 06 alice Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip.
1910 On August - 06 nYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt
1910 Charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes) on August - 06.
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 August - 06.
1914 Serbia declares war against Germany on August - 06.
1914 Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia & Serbia on this day in history.
1914 Susan Cowdy, ornithologist on this day in history.
1914 Ellen Wilson, 1st lady (1913-14), dies at 54 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1917 On August - 06 the birth of Robert Mitchum, American actor
1917 World War I: Battle of Mărăşeşti between the Romanian and German armies begins on August - 06.
1917 On August - 06 robert Mitchum, Bridgeport Ct, actor (Winds of War, North & South)
1918 On August - 06 ferdinand Foch becomes marshal of France
1919 On August - 06 the first air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)