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Historical Events In August - 08

Thursday, 29 October 2020

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

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

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  Dino De Laurentiis, Torre Annunziata Italy, producer (King Kong) on this day in history.  

1920  On this day in history tigers beat Yanks 1-0 in shortest AL game, 73 minutes  

1920  On August - 08 don Cook, foreign Correspondent  

1921  Roger Nixon, composer on August - 08.  

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  On this day in history thomas Beversdorf, composer  

1925  On this day in history 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, DC  

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

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

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  Salem Oregon airport dedicated on August - 08.  

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

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

1931  Wash Senator Bob Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0 on August - 08.  

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

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

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

1940  On this day in history battle of Britain  

1940  On August - 08 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  On this day in history 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  On August - 08 birth of john Ward, composer  

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  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 this day in history lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies  

1445  On August - 08 death of oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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