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Historical Events In August - 08

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1896  Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Wash DC, writer (Yearling) on this day in history.  

1897  Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian, dies at 79 on August - 08.  

1898  Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans) on August - 08.  

1900  On this day in history nSW and Victorian Contingent departs Sydney for the Boxer Rebellion in China  

1900  1st Davis Cup tennis competition, named after Dwight Filley Davis, began at Longwood Cricket Club in Mass, & won by US 2 days later on this day in history.  

1900  On August - 08 josephine Holt Bay, 1st woman to head a firm on NY stock exchange  

1901  The birth of Ernest Lawrence, US physicist on this day in history.  

1901  On this day in history ernest O Lawrence, Canton SC, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939)  

1902  On August - 08 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)  

1902  Paul A M Dirac, England, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933) on August - 08.  

1902  On August - 08 jean Y Y Tissot, French painter/illustrator, dies  

1903  3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1) on this day in history.  

1903  On August - 08 august Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state  

1904  On this day in history istvan Szelenyi, composer  

1905  On August - 08 andre Jolivet, Paris France, composer (L'Eunuque)  

1906  Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days) on August - 08.  

1907  On this day in history benny Carter, NYC, musician/composer (Easy Money, King Carter)  

1908  Arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65) on August - 08.  

1908  Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, architect (Wiener Sezession), dies at 40 on August - 08.  

1909  On this day in history r S Falkiner of Moonbria sheep station in NSW demonstrates first electric sheep-shears.  

1909  Bill Voce, cricketer (England left-arm bodyline bowler) on August - 08.  

1910  The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer on this day in history.  

1910  On August - 08 francisco Brochado Da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962)  

1911  On August - 08 the millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.  

1911  Rosetta LeNoire, NYC, actor (Grandma Winslow-Family Matters) on this day in history.  

1912  On August - 08 daniel Mann, Brooklyn, director (Willard, Butterfield 8)  

1913  Richard Corfields "Camel Corps" opens "Mad Mullah" in Burao Somalia on this day in history.  

1913  On August - 08 axel Stordahl, Staten Island NY, orch leader (Frank Sinatra Show)  

1914  On this day in history 3rd pole expedition Ernest Shackleton "Endurance"  

1914  On August - 08 arthur Holt, politician  

1915  Battle for Sari Bair on this day in history.  

1916  Battle for Mouquet Farm on this day in history.  

1916  A's set AL record with 19th consecutive loss on road on this day in history.  

1918  Battle for Amiens begins on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1079  On August - 08 birth of emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)  

1518  On this day in history birth of conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)  

1571  John Ward, composer was born on this day in history.  

1586  On August - 08 birth of adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen  

1605  Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675) was born on August - 08.  

1617  On this day in history birth of adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)  

1646  On August - 08 birth of godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)  

1653  Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar was born on August - 08.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0117  Mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies on this day in history.  

0869  On this day in history lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies  

1445  On this day in history death of oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer  

1506  Sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86 on this day in history.  

1553  On August - 08 death of girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)  

1555  On this day in history death of oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)  

1588  On this day in history death of alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter  

1604  On August - 08 death of horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)  

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