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Historical Events In August - 08

Monday, 19 April 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 August - 08.  

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

1920  On this day in history don Cook, foreign Correspondent  

1921  Roger Nixon, composer on August - 08.  

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  Michael Parkin, journalist on August - 08.  

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

1924  On August - 08 british-Russian trade agreement signed  

1924  On this day in history thomas Beversdorf, composer  

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

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

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

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

1928  On August - 08 stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Boer party), dies  

1929  On August - 08 german airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight  

1929  Salem Oregon airport dedicated on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history wash Senator Bob Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0  

1934  On this day in history wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies  

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

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

1940  Battle of Britain on August - 08.  

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 August - 08.  

1518  Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561) was born on August - 08.  

1571  On August - 08 birth of john Ward, composer  

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

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 August - 08.  

1646  On August - 08 birth of godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)  

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

0869  Lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies on August - 08.  

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 August - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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