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Historical Events In August - 08

Sunday, 24 January 2021

1918  On August - 08 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 this day in history.  

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

1918  Rory Calhoun, LA Calif, actor (Capitol, Motel Hell, Bill-Texan) on this day in history.  

1918  On August - 08 gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38  

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

1919  On August - 08 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  On August - 08 don Cook, foreign Correspondent  

1921  Roger Nixon, composer on this day in history.  

1921  On this day in history juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59  

1922  Italian general strike broken by fascist terror on August - 08.  

1922  On August - 08 michael Parkin, journalist  

1923  On August - 08 esther Williams, Inglewood Cal, actress/swimmer (Dangerous when Wet)  

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

1924  Thomas Beversdorf, composer on this day in history.  

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

1925  Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist on August - 08.  

1926  Richard Anderson, Long Beach NJ, actor (Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man) on August - 08.  

1927  On August - 08 elis Juliana, Antillian writer/poet (Lady of the Night: A flower)  

1928  Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Boer party), dies on August - 08.  

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

1929  On this day in history salem Oregon airport dedicated  

1929  On August - 08 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward begins  

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

1931  On August - 08 wash Senator Bob Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0  

1934  On August - 08 wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies  

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

1937  Bonneville Dam on Columbia River begins producing power on August - 08.  

1937  The birth of Dustin Hoffman, American actor on August - 08.  

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 August - 08.  

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 August - 08.  

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

1586  Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen was born on August - 08.  

1605  On this day in history birth of cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies  

0869  On August - 08 lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies  

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 August - 08.  

1553  Death of Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478) on August - 08.  

1555  On August - 08 death of oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)  

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

1604  Death of Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578) on August - 08.  

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