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Historical Events In August - 08

Friday, 18 September 2020

1896  On August - 08 marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Wash DC, writer (Yearling)  

1897  Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1898  On this day in history paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans)  

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  On this day in history josephine Holt Bay, 1st woman to head a firm on NY stock exchange  

1901  The birth of Ernest Lawrence, US physicist on August - 08.  

1901  Ernest O Lawrence, Canton SC, inventor (Cyclotron-Nobel 1939) on this day in history.  

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

1902  On August - 08 paul A M Dirac, England, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933)  

1902  Jean Y Y Tissot, French painter/illustrator, dies on this day in history.  

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

1903  August Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state on this day in history.  

1904  Istvan Szelenyi, composer on August - 08.  

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

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

1907  Benny Carter, NYC, musician/composer (Easy Money, King Carter) on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1911  Rosetta LeNoire, NYC, actor (Grandma Winslow-Family Matters) on August - 08.  

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  Axel Stordahl, Staten Island NY, orch leader (Frank Sinatra Show) on this day in history.  

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

1914  On this day in history 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  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  On August - 08 birth of conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)  

1571  On this day in history birth of john Ward, composer  

1586  On August - 08 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  On this day in history birth of godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)  

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


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 August - 08.  

0869  Lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies on August - 08.  

1445  Death of Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer on August - 08.  

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  Death of Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter on this day in history.  

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

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