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Historical Events In August - 08

Sunday, 25 September 2022

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

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

1918  On this day in history 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 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  Dino De Laurentiis, Torre Annunziata Italy, producer (King Kong) on August - 08.  

1920  On August - 08 tigers beat Yanks 1-0 in shortest AL game, 73 minutes  

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 this day in history.  

1922  On this day in history michael Parkin, journalist  

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

1924  On this day in history british-Russian trade agreement signed  

1924  On August - 08 thomas Beversdorf, composer  

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

1925  On August - 08 jack Stoddart, designer/socialist  

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 this day in history.  

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

1929  German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight on this day in history.  

1929  On August - 08 salem Oregon airport dedicated  

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

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

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

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 August - 08.  

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

1937  The birth of Dustin Hoffman, American actor on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history birth of emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)  

1518  On August - 08 birth of conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)  

1571  On August - 08 birth of john Ward, composer  

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

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  Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723) was born on this day in history.  

1653  Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In August - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0117  Mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1555  Death of Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494) on this day in history.  

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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