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Historical Events In August - 08

Monday, 21 June 2021

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

1942  6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC on this day in history.  

1942  On August - 08 "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein  

1943  On this day in history common Chiefs of staff meet in Quebec  

1944  HMCS Regina (Corvette) torpedoed on August - 08.  

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

1944  On August - 08 erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal, hanged at 62  

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

1945  On August - 08 uSSR declares war against Japan in WW II  

1945  England & Aust Services draw 4th Victory Test on August - 08.  

1946  India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles on August - 08.  

1949  Bhutan, land of the Dragon, became an independent monarchy on this day in history.  

1950  Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, founder National-India Party, dies on August - 08.  

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

1954  Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67 on August - 08.  

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

1956  On this day in history fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium  

1960  Ivory Coast declares independence on August - 08.  

1960  Militray coup in Laos on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history danton Walker, columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61  

1961  Charlie Gemora, actor (who portrayed King Kong), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1963  Great Train Robbery in England, 2.6 million pounds ($7.3 million) on August - 08.  

1963  On this day in history the Great Train Robbery, in which 2.5 million pounds are stolen  

1963  Sandor Jemnitz, composer, dies at 72 on August - 08.  

1965  Shirley Hardie Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45 on August - 08.  

1966  On this day in history south Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)  

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

1967  On August - 08 jaromir Weinberger, Czech/US composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies at 71  

1968  On this day in history race riot in Miami Florida  

1969  Sharon Tate, murdered by the Manson family at 26 on August - 08.  

1974  Richard Nixon resigns as US President, the first to do so on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67  

1975  Julian "Cannonball" Alderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies of a stroke at 46 on August - 08.  

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

1586  On this day in history birth of adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen  

1605  On August - 08 birth of cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)  

1617  On August - 08 birth of adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)  

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

1653  On this day in history 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  Death of Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer on August - 08.  

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

1588  On this day in history death of alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter  

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

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