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Historical Events In August - 09

Friday, 03 July 2020

1949  The first use in the United States of a pilot-ejection seat for an emergency escape, was made by Lieutenant J. L. Fruin of VF-171 from an F2H-1 Banshee while making over 500 knots in the vicinity of Walterboro, S.C on August - 09.  

1949  Harry Davenport, actor (Cowboy & Lady, Enchanted Forest), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1950  Lusty Song wins Hambletonian on this day in history.  

1951  Dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation on August - 09.  

1952  General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium on this day in history.  

1953  Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir, fired on August - 09.  

1955  Marion Eugene Bauer, composer, dies at 57 on August - 09.  

1956  On August - 09 1st state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama  

1957  On this day in history 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)  

1958  On this day in history felipe Boero, composer, dies at 74  

1959  On this day in history emil Frantisek Burian, composer, dies at 55  

1960  On this day in history race riot in Jacksonville Florida  

1961  On August - 09 james B Parsons is first black appointed to Federal District Court  

1961  On August - 09 james B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court  

1961  Walter Bedell Smith, US general/WW II chief of staff, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author (Nobel 1946), dies at 85  

1963  Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands  

1965  Singapore gains independence from Malaysia on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history singapore independence  

1965  Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die on August - 09.  

1965  On August - 09 creighton Hale, silent film actor (Cat & Canary), dies at 83  

1966  On August - 09 gosta Nystroem, composer, dies at 75  

1967  On this day in history biafran offensive against Nigerian army  

1967  On August - 09 anton Walbrook, actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66  

1968  Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague on this day in history.  

1969  Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders on August - 09.  

1969  "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances on this day in history.  

1969  On August - 09 abigail Folger, US, coffee magnate (Folgers), murdered  

1970  Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes on this day in history.  

1970  Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open on this day in history.  

1971  Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history rockwell receives NASA contract to construct the Space Shuttle  

1972  On this day in history rockwell receives NASA contract to construct Space Shuttle  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 09

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1201  On this day in history birth of arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (d. 1274)  

1593  On this day in history birth of izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)  

1611  On August - 09 birth of henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth  

1631  John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19] was born on August - 09.  

1648  Johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694) was born on August - 09.  

1653  John Oldham, English poet (d. 1683) was born on this day in history.  

1669  Eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731) was born on August - 09.  

1674  On August - 09 birth of františek Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (d. 1766)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 09

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0117  Death of Mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117) on August - 09.  

0378  Flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50 on this day in history.  

0803  On August - 09 irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies  

1048  On August - 09 pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days  

1107  Death of Emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079) on this day in history.  

1173  Death of Najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin on August - 09.  

1250  On August - 09 death of king Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216)  

1420  Pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies on this day in history.  

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