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Historical Events In August - 08

Sunday, 07 March 2021

1941  On this day in history 20 divisions of Russian 6th/12th Army surrender at Oeman  

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

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

1943  On August - 08 common Chiefs of staff meet in Quebec  

1944  On August - 08 hMCS Regina (Corvette) torpedoed  

1944  On this day in history canada/Polish troops occupy Cramesnil/Secqueville/Cintheaux/St-Aignan  

1944  Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal, hanged at 62 on this day in history.  

1945  On August - 08 pres Harry S Truman signs UN Charter  

1945  On this day in history uSSR declares war against Japan in WW II  

1945  On August - 08 england & Aust Services draw 4th Victory Test  

1946  On August - 08 india agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles  

1949  Bhutan, land of the Dragon, became an independent monarchy on August - 08.  

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  On this day in history geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy  

1956  On August - 08 fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium  

1960  On August - 08 ivory Coast declares independence  

1960  On August - 08 militray coup in Laos  

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  On August - 08 great Train Robbery in England, 2.6 million pounds ($7.3 million)  

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

1963  On August - 08 sandor Jemnitz, composer, dies at 72  

1965  On August - 08 shirley Hardie Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45  

1966  On August - 08 south Arican Broadcasting bans Beatles (Lennon's anti-Jesus remark)  

1966  Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history jaromir Weinberger, Czech/US composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies at 71  

1968  Race riot in Miami Florida on August - 08.  

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  On this day in history julian "Cannonball" Alderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies of a stroke at 46  

1976  John Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, found murdered 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 this day in history.  

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  Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675) was born on August - 08.  

1617  On this day in history birth of adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)  

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

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

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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 August - 08.  

0869  Lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)  

1555  On this day in history death of oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)  

1588  Death of Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter on this day in history.  

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

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