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Historical Events In August - 08

Friday, 03 July 2020

1941  20 divisions of Russian 6th/12th Army surrender at Oeman on August - 08.  

1942  On August - 08 6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC  

1942  On this day in history "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein  

1943  Common Chiefs of staff meet in Quebec on this day in history.  

1944  HMCS Regina (Corvette) torpedoed on this day in history.  

1944  Canada/Polish troops occupy Cramesnil/Secqueville/Cintheaux/St-Aignan on August - 08.  

1944  Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal, hanged at 62 on August - 08.  

1945  Pres Harry S Truman signs UN Charter on August - 08.  

1945  USSR declares war against Japan in WW II on August - 08.  

1945  England & Aust Services draw 4th Victory Test on this day in history.  

1946  On this day in history india agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles  

1949  On this day in history bhutan, land of the Dragon, became an independent monarchy  

1950  On August - 08 ernest F E Douwes Dekker, founder National-India Party, dies  

1953  On August - 08 uS & South Korea initial a mutual security pact  

1954  On August - 08 gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67  

1955  Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy on August - 08.  

1956  Fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium on August - 08.  

1960  On this day in history ivory Coast declares independence  

1960  On August - 08 militray coup in Laos  

1960  Danton Walker, columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61 on August - 08.  

1961  Charlie Gemora, actor (who portrayed King Kong), dies at 58 on August - 08.  

1963  Great Train Robbery in England, 2.6 million pounds ($7.3 million) on this day in history.  

1963  The Great Train Robbery, in which 2.5 million pounds are stolen on August - 08.  

1963  On this day in history sandor Jemnitz, composer, dies at 72  

1965  On this day in history shirley Hardie Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45  

1966  South Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark) on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63  

1967  Jaromir Weinberger, Czech/US composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history race riot in Miami Florida  

1969  Sharon Tate, murdered by the Manson family at 26 on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history richard Nixon resigns as US President, the first to do so  

1974  Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1975  On August - 08 julian "Cannonball" Alderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies of a stroke at 46  

1976  John Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, found murdered 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  On August - 08 birth of conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)  

1571  John Ward, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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