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Historical Events In August - 06

Thursday, 29 October 2020

1919  On this day in history 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)  

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  On this day in history ella Raines, Sinoqualmie Falls Wash, actress (Janice Dean RN)  

1922  On August - 06 freddie Laker, CEO (Laker airlines)  

1923  Jack Parnell, London England, orch leader (Englebert Humperdick Show) on this day in history.  

1924  On August - 06 john Henry Roberts, composer, dies at 76  

1925  Barbara Bates, Denver Colo, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life) on this day in history.  

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

1926  Warner Bros premiers Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system on August - 06.  

1926  On August - 06 nY's Gertrude Ederle becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel  

1926  Christa Reinig, writer on this day in history.  

1927  On this day in history 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  On August - 06 janice-Lee York Romary, Calif, fencer (Olympics-1948-68)  

1928  William Henry Grattan Flood, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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  Alexander Gustav Adolfovich Winkler, composer, dies at 70 on August - 06.  

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

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 August - 06.  

1939  1st broadcast of "Dinah Shore Show" on NBC-radio on this day in history.  

1940  Estonia is annexed into Soviet empire on August - 06.  

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

1942  On this day in history -8] Riots by Dutch Jews  

1943  US 1st Infantry division occupies node Troina Sicily on this day in history.  

1943  On August - 06 tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies  

1944  Deportation of 70,000 jews from Lodz Poland to Auschwitz begins on this day in history.  

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

1945  Atomic bomb dropped Hiroshima on this day in history.  

1945  On August - 06 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 this day in history.  

1609  On this day in history birth of richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)  

1619  Barbara Strozzi, composer was born on this day in history.  

1638  Nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher was born on this day in history.  

1644  Francoise L de la Baume Le Blanc, French mistress of Louis XIV was born on this day in history.  

1651  On August - 06 birth of francois Fenelon, France, writer (Playing for Time)  

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  Death of Sixtus II, bishop of Rome (257-58), beheaded on this day in history.  

0523  On August - 06 hormisdas, Pope (514-23), dies  

0966  On August - 06 death of berengarius II, markgraaf of Ivrea/king of Italy (950-963)  

1162  Death of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona on August - 06.  

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

1221  On August - 06 death of dominicus, Italian religious order founder (Dominicans)  

1272  Stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72), dies on this day in history.  

1414  Death of King Ladislas of Naples (b. 1377) on August - 06.  

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