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Historical Events In August - 08

Tuesday, 02 March 2021

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  NSW and Victorian Contingent departs Sydney for the Boxer Rebellion in China on August - 08.  

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 August - 08.  

1900  Josephine Holt Bay, 1st woman to head a firm on NY stock exchange on this day in history.  

1901  On August - 08 the birth of Ernest Lawrence, US physicist  

1901  On August - 08 ernest O Lawrence, Canton SC, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939)  

1902  On this day in history 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)  

1902  Paul A M Dirac, England, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933) on this day in history.  

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

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

1903  On this day in history august Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state  

1904  On this day in history istvan Szelenyi, composer  

1905  On this day in history andre Jolivet, Paris France, composer (L'Eunuque)  

1906  Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days) on this day in history.  

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

1908  On August - 08 arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65)  

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

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

1909  On this day in history bill Voce, cricketer (England left-arm bodyline bowler)  

1910  The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer on August - 08.  

1910  Francisco Brochado Da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962) on this day in history.  

1911  The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire on this day in history.  

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

1912  Daniel Mann, Brooklyn, director (Willard, Butterfield 8) on this day in history.  

1913  On this day in history richard Corfields "Camel Corps" opens "Mad Mullah" in Burao Somalia  

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

1914  On August - 08 3rd pole expedition Ernest Shackleton "Endurance"  

1914  On this day in history arthur Holt, politician  

1915  On this day in history battle for Sari Bair  

1916  On August - 08 battle for Mouquet Farm  

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

1918  On August - 08 battle for Amiens begins  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1079  On this day in history birth of emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)  

1518  Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561) was born on August - 08.  

1571  John Ward, composer was born on August - 08.  

1586  On this day in history birth of adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen  

1605  On August - 08 birth of cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)  

1617  Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary) was born on this day in history.  

1646  Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723) was born on this day in history.  

1653  On this day in history birth of jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar  


Famous Deaths In August - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0117  On August - 08 mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies  

0869  Lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies on this day in history.  

1445  Death of Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer on this day in history.  

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  Death of Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494) on August - 08.  

1588  Death of Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter on August - 08.  

1604  On this day in history death of horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)  

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