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.