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Historical Events In August - 08

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

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

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

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 August - 08.  

1918  On this day in history gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38  

1919  On August - 08 treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognize Afghanistan's independence  

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

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

1920  On this day in history don Cook, foreign Correspondent  

1921  On August - 08 roger Nixon, composer  

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

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

1922  Michael Parkin, journalist on August - 08.  

1923  On this day in history esther Williams, Inglewood Cal, actress/swimmer (Dangerous when Wet)  

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

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  On August - 08 jack Stoddart, designer/socialist  

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

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

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

1929  On August - 08 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 August - 08.  

1930  On August - 08 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  On August - 08 wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies  

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

1937  On August - 08 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 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 August - 08.  

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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  On this day in history birth of john Ward, composer  

1586  Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen was born on this day in history.  

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

1617  Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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