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Historical Events In August - 08

Saturday, 08 May 2021

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

1897  On August - 08 jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian, dies at 79  

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

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  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 August - 08.  

1902  On this day in history jean Y Y Tissot, French painter/illustrator, dies  

1903  3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1) on August - 08.  

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

1904  Istvan Szelenyi, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1907  On August - 08 benny Carter, NYC, musician/composer (Easy Money, King Carter)  

1908  On this day in history arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65)  

1908  Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, architect (Wiener Sezession), dies at 40 on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1912  Daniel Mann, Brooklyn, director (Willard, Butterfield 8) on August - 08.  

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

1913  Axel Stordahl, Staten Island NY, orch leader (Frank Sinatra Show) on August - 08.  

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

1914  Arthur Holt, politician on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history battle for Sari Bair  

1916  Battle for Mouquet Farm on this day in history.  

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

1918  On this day in history battle for Amiens begins  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1079  Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107) was born on August - 08.  

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  Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen was born on this day in history.  

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

1617  On August - 08 birth of adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)  

1646  Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723) was born on August - 08.  

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  On August - 08 sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86  

1553  On this day in history death of girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)  

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

1588  On August - 08 death of alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter  

1604  Death of Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578) on this day in history.  

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