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Historical Events In August - 06

Saturday, 21 May 2022

1919  1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler) on August - 06.  

1919  Pauline Betz Addie, Dayton Ohio, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946) on this day in history.  

1921  On this day in history clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens muni ferry system begins  

1921  Ella Raines, Sinoqualmie Falls Wash, actress (Janice Dean RN) on this day in history.  

1922  Freddie Laker, CEO (Laker airlines) on August - 06.  

1923  On this day in history jack Parnell, London England, orch leader (Englebert Humperdick Show)  

1924  John Henry Roberts, composer, dies at 76 on August - 06.  

1925  Barbara Bates, Denver Colo, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life) on August - 06.  

1926  Gertrude Ederle becomes first woman to swim the English Channel on this day in history.  

1926  On August - 06 warner Bros premiers Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system  

1926  On this day in history nY's Gertrude Ederle becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel  

1926  On August - 06 christa Reinig, writer  

1927  On August - 06 the third Toronto Union Station is opened officially by Edward, Prince of Wales. It was opened to the public on August 11, but passengers had to walk across to the old station tracks. The first day on which trains used the new, elevated, tracks through the new station platform was January 31, 1930.  

1927  On this day in history andy Warhol, McKeesport PA, artist/producer (Frankenstein, Bad)  

1928  Janice-Lee York Romary, Calif, fencer (Olympics-1948-68) on this day in history.  

1928  William Henry Grattan Flood, composer, dies at 68 on August - 06.  

1930  Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC on August - 06.  

1934  On this day in history uS troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915  

1935  On this day in history alexander Gustav Adolfovich Winkler, composer, dies at 70  

1936  On August - 06 1st time in 20th century, 1st 2 batters in a game-Roy Johnson & Rabbit Warstler of Boston Bees-lead off with HRs  

1937  Franco-artillery fire on Madrid on August - 06.  

1937  Annie E F Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1938  Warner Oland, actor (Werewolf of London, Jazz Singer), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1939  1st broadcast of "Dinah Shore Show" on NBC-radio on August - 06.  

1940  On this day in history estonia is annexed into Soviet empire  

1941  Detroit pitcher Al Benton is 1st to collect 2 sacrifices in an inning on this day in history.  

1942  -8] Riots by Dutch Jews on August - 06.  

1943  On August - 06 uS 1st Infantry division occupies node Troina Sicily  

1943  On this day in history tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies  

1944  On this day in history deportation of 70,000 jews from Lodz Poland to Auschwitz begins  

1944  On August - 06 all 1,200 Jewish death marchers from Lipcani Moldavia have died  

1945  On this day in history atomic bomb dropped Hiroshima  

1945  On this day in history hiroshima Peace Day-atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima by "Enola Gay"  

1945  On this day in history the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, an explosion equal to 20,000 tons of TNT.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 06

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1180  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Toba of Japan (d. 1239)  

1504  Matthew "Nosey" Parker, archbishop of Canterbury was born on August - 06.  

1609  On August - 06 birth of richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)  

1619  Barbara Strozzi, composer was born on August - 06.  

1638  Nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher was born on August - 06.  

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 August - 06.  

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

Famous Deaths In August - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0258  On August - 06 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 August - 06.  

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 this day in history death of dominicus, Italian religious order founder (Dominicans)  

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

1414  On August - 06 death of king Ladislas of Naples (b. 1377)  

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