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Historical Events In August - 08

Tuesday, 07 December 2021

1918  Cpl. Herman J. Good (13th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Amiens, France on August - 08.  

1918  Prv. John B. Cook (13th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Amiens, France on this day in history.  

1918  On August - 08 canada/Australian/British breakthrough with 600 tanks at Amiens  

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 this day in history.  

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  Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1922  On this day in history italian general strike broken by fascist terror  

1922  On August - 08 michael Parkin, journalist  

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

1924  British-Russian trade agreement signed on August - 08.  

1924  Thomas Beversdorf, composer on August - 08.  

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

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

1926  On this day in history richard Anderson, Long Beach NJ, actor (Oscar Goldman-6 Million $ Man)  

1927  Elis Juliana, Antillian writer/poet (Lady of the Night: A flower) on this day in history.  

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  Salem Oregon airport dedicated on August - 08.  

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

1930  On this day in history st Louis Cards are 12 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant  

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

1934  Wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies on August - 08.  

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 August - 08 bonneville Dam on Columbia River begins producing power  

1937  On this day in history the birth of Dustin Hoffman, American actor  

1937  Berlin: 115 demonstrators are arrested. Rev. Martin Niemoller is arrested and charged with having opposed Nazi restrictions on August - 08.  

1940  On August - 08 battle of Britain  

1940  On this day in history battle of Britain began as Germany launches air attacks  

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

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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 this day in history.  

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 August - 08.  

1586  On August - 08 birth of adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen  

1605  Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675) was born on August - 08.  

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 August - 08.  

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

1553  Death of Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478) on this day in history.  

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 August - 08.  

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