Historical Events In August - 05
Wednesday, 06 July 2022
1861 On August - 05 uS levies its first Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800)
1861 On this day in history enlistment increases from 3 months to 2 years
1862 Battle of Baton Rouge, LA on August - 05.
1862 On this day in history thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47
1863 On August - 05 adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer, dies at 53
1864 Spectrum of a comet observed for first time, by Giovanni Donati on August - 05.
1864 Battle of Mobile Bay Al-Farragut is given rank of vice-admiral on August - 05.
1864 Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer on this day in history.
1864 On this day in history griffin A Stedman, Union-brig-gen (Fort Stedman), dies in battle at 26
1866 Alfred Holy, composer on August - 05.
1868 On August - 05 oskar Merikanto, composer
1874 Japan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in England on this day in history.
1876 Mary R Beard, Indianapolis, historian (Woman as a Force in History) on August - 05.
1877 Henry Morton Stanley's letter in order to aid reaches Boma at Congo on this day in history.
1879 First game of night football at Melbourne Cricket Ground, under gas-lights on August - 05.
1880 On this day in history gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)
1882 On this day in history authorizing of first steel warships, beginning of the modern Navy in US
1882 On this day in history martial law is imposed in Japan.
1882 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I) on August - 05.
1884 Cornerstone for Statue of Liberty laid on Bedloe's Island (NYC) on August - 05.
1886 On this day in history oscar Espla, composer
1887 Reginald Owen, Wheathampstead Engld, actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes) on this day in history.
1888 On August - 05 victor Francen, Belgium, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio)
1889 On this day in history conrad P Aiken, US, poet/writer (Ushant/Conversation)
1889 On this day in history willem Ruys J Dz, ship owner, dies at 80
1890 On August - 05 british & French accord to divide African colonization
1890 Erich Kleiber, Vienna Austria, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46) on this day in history.
1891 On August - 05 1st travelers checks issued (American Express)
1891 On this day in history donald Kerr, Eagle Grove IA, actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat)
1891 On this day in history henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73
1895 Friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies on this day in history.
1899 Conrad Aiken, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Selected Poems) on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history bodi Rapp, [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano/teacher
1900 On August - 05 james Augustine Healy, black Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80