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.