Historical Events In August - 06
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1890 Cy Young pitches & wins 1st game on August - 06.
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 August - 06.
1893 Guthrie McClintic, Seattle Wash, Broadway producer/dir (Winterset) on this day in history.
1895 On August - 06 george Frederick Root, composer, dies at 74
1896 France annexes Madagascar on this day in history.
1896 Cyril Mockridge, composer on August - 06.
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 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 26.7 cm rainfall at Princeton, Indiana (state record) on this day in history.
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 August - 06.
1908 St Louis Card John Lush's 2nd no-hitter, beats Dodgers, 2-0 in 6 inn on this day in history.
1908 George Singer, composer on this day in history.
1909 Alice Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip on this day in history.
1910 NYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt on August - 06.
1910 Charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes) on August - 06.
1911 Lucille Ball, Jamestown NY, comedienne/actress (I Love Lucy, Mame) on this day in history.
1914 On this day in history austria-Hungary declares war against Russia
1914 Ellen Wilson Pres Wilson's wife, dies at 54 on August - 06.
1914 Serbia declares war against Germany on August - 06.
1914 On this day in history austria-Hungary declares war on Russia & Serbia
1914 On this day in history susan Cowdy, ornithologist
1914 On August - 06 ellen Wilson, 1st lady (1913-14), dies at 54
1915 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history ferdinand Foch becomes marshal of France
1919 The first air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler) on August - 06.