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Historical Events In August - 08

Saturday, 31 July 2021

1918  On this day in history cpl. Herman J. Good (13th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Amiens, France  

1918  Prv. John B. Cook (13th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Amiens, France on August - 08.  

1918  Canada/Australian/British breakthrough with 600 tanks at Amiens on this day in history.  

1918  On this day in history rory Calhoun, LA Calif, actor (Capitol, Motel Hell, Bill-Texan)  

1918  Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38 on August - 08.  

1919  Treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognize Afghanistan's independence on August - 08.  

1919  On this day in history dino De Laurentiis, Torre Annunziata Italy, producer (King Kong)  

1920  Tigers beat Yanks 1-0 in shortest AL game, 73 minutes on August - 08.  

1920  Don Cook, foreign Correspondent on August - 08.  

1921  Roger Nixon, composer on this day in history.  

1921  Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59 on August - 08.  

1922  Italian general strike broken by fascist terror on this day in history.  

1922  Michael Parkin, journalist on this day in history.  

1923  Esther Williams, Inglewood Cal, actress/swimmer (Dangerous when Wet) on August - 08.  

1924  British-Russian trade agreement signed on this day in history.  

1924  On this day in history thomas Beversdorf, composer  

1925  1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, DC on August - 08.  

1925  Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist on this day in history.  

1926  On August - 08 richard Anderson, Long Beach NJ, actor (Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man)  

1927  Elis Juliana, Antillian writer/poet (Lady of the Night: A flower) on August - 08.  

1928  On this day in history stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Boer party), dies  

1929  On this day in history german airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight  

1929  On August - 08 salem Oregon airport dedicated  

1929  1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward begins on this day in history.  

1930  St Louis Cards are 12 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant on August - 08.  

1931  Wash Senator Bob Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0 on this day in history.  

1934  On this day in history wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies  

1937  Berlin 115 demonstrators are arrested. Rev. Martin Niemoller is arrested and charged with having opposed Nazi restrictions on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history bonneville Dam on Columbia River begins producing power  

1937  On August - 08 the birth of Dustin Hoffman, American actor  

1937  On this day in history berlin: 115 demonstrators are arrested. Rev. Martin Niemoller is arrested and charged with having opposed Nazi restrictions.  

1940  Battle of Britain on this day in history.  

1940  Battle of Britain began as Germany launches air attacks on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history 31 German aircrafts shot down over England  

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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  Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1605  Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

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

1646  On this day in history birth of godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)  

1653  On August - 08 birth of jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar  

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

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

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

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