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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)  

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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  On this day in history birth of richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)  

1619  On this day in history birth of barbara Strozzi, composer  

1638  On this day in history 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 August - 06.  

1651  Johann Michael Zacher, composer was born on August - 06.  

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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 August - 06 hormisdas, Pope (514-23), dies  

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

1162  Death of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona on this day in history.  

1195  Henry de Leeuw, duke of Saxon/Bayern, dies on August - 06.  

1221  Death of Dominicus, Italian religious order founder (Dominicans) on August - 06.  

1272  Stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72), dies on August - 06.  

1414  On this day in history death of king Ladislas of Naples (b. 1377)  

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