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Historical Events In August - 06

Thursday, 04 March 2021

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

1919  On August - 06 pauline Betz Addie, Dayton Ohio, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946)  

1921  On August - 06 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  Freddie Laker, CEO (Laker airlines) on this day in history.  

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

1924  On this day in history john Henry Roberts, composer, dies at 76  

1925  On August - 06 barbara Bates, Denver Colo, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life)  

1926  On this day in history gertrude Ederle becomes first woman to swim the English Channel  

1926  Warner Bros premiers Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system on this day in history.  

1926  NY's Gertrude Ederle becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel on this day in history.  

1926  On this day in history christa Reinig, writer  

1927  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 on August - 06.  

1927  Andy Warhol, McKeesport PA, artist/producer (Frankenstein, Bad) on August - 06.  

1928  On this day in history janice-Lee York Romary, Calif, fencer (Olympics-1948-68)  

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

1930  On this day in history supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC  

1934  US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915 on this day in history.  

1935  On August - 06 alexander Gustav Adolfovich Winkler, composer, dies at 70  

1936  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1937  On August - 06 annie E F Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre), dies at 76  

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

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

1940  On August - 06 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  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  Tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies on this day in history.  

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

1944  All 1,200 Jewish death marchers from Lipcani Moldavia have died on August - 06.  

1945  Atomic bomb dropped Hiroshima on August - 06.  

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

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

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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  On this day in history birth of matthew "Nosey" Parker, archbishop of Canterbury  

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

1619  On August - 06 birth of barbara Strozzi, composer  

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

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

1651  On this day in history 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  On August - 06 death of sixtus II, bishop of Rome (257-58), beheaded  

0523  On this day in history 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  On August - 06 death of dominicus, Italian religious order founder (Dominicans)  

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

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

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