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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.  

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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  Matthew "Nosey" Parker, archbishop of Canterbury was born on August - 06.  

1609  Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

1619  On August - 06 birth of barbara Strozzi, composer  

1638  On this day in history birth of nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher  

1644  On this day in history 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 August - 06 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  Hormisdas, Pope (514-23), dies on this day in history.  

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

1162  On this day in history death of ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona  

1195  On this day in history henry de Leeuw, duke of Saxon/Bayern, dies  

1221  On this day in history 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 August - 06 death of king Ladislas of Naples (b. 1377)  

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