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Historical Events In August - 08

Monday, 04 July 2022

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1944  On August - 08 canada/Polish troops occupy Cramesnil/Secqueville/Cintheaux/St-Aignan  

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

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

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  India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles on this day in history.  

1949  On August - 08 bhutan, land of the Dragon, became an independent monarchy  

1950  On this day in history ernest F E Douwes Dekker, founder National-India Party, dies  

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

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

1955  Geneva conference held to discuss peaceful uses of atomic energy on this day in history.  

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

1960  On this day in history ivory Coast declares independence  

1960  On this day in history militray coup in Laos  

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

1961  On this day in history charlie Gemora, actor (who portrayed King Kong), dies at 58  

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

1963  On August - 08 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  Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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

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 August - 08.  

1974  Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67 on August - 08.  

1975  On this day in history julian "Cannonball" Alderly, saxophonist/bandleader, dies of a stroke at 46  

1976  On this day in history 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  On August - 08 birth of emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)  

1518  On this day in history birth of conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)  

1571  On this day in history birth of john Ward, composer  

1586  Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen was born on this day in history.  

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

1617  On this day in history 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  

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 August - 08.  

1506  On this day in history sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86  

1553  On August - 08 death of girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)  

1555  On August - 08 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 August - 08.  

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