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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)  

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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  Matthew "Nosey" Parker, archbishop of Canterbury was born on this day in history.  

1609  Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675) was born on August - 06.  

1619  On August - 06 birth of barbara Strozzi, composer  

1638  On August - 06 birth of nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher  

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 this day in history.  

1651  On this day in history birth of johann Michael Zacher, composer  

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

0966  On this day in history death of berengarius II, markgraaf of Ivrea/king of Italy (950-963)  

1162  On this day in history 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 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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