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Historical Events In August - 08

Monday, 28 September 2020

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

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

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

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

1944  On this day in history 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  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 August - 08 india agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles  

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 this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history uS & South Korea initial a mutual security pact  

1954  Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1955  On this day in history geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy  

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

1960  On this day in history ivory Coast declares independence  

1960  Militray coup in Laos on August - 08.  

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 August - 08 the Great Train Robbery, in which 2.5 million pounds are stolen  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

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  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  On August - 08 john Roselli, hired by CIA to kill Castro, found murdered  

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

1605  On this day in history birth of cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)  

1617  Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary) was born on this day in history.  

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

1445  Death of Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer on this day in history.  

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 August - 08.  

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

1604  On this day in history death of horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)  

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