Historical Events In August - 06
Friday, 14 May 2021
1919 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler) on this day in history.
1919 On this day in history pauline Betz Addie, Dayton Ohio, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946)
1921 Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens muni ferry system begins on this day in history.
1921 Ella Raines, Sinoqualmie Falls Wash, actress (Janice Dean RN) on this day in history.
1922 Freddie Laker, CEO (Laker airlines) on August - 06.
1923 Jack Parnell, London England, orch leader (Englebert Humperdick Show) on August - 06.
1924 On August - 06 john Henry Roberts, composer, dies at 76
1925 Barbara Bates, Denver Colo, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life) on August - 06.
1926 On August - 06 gertrude Ederle becomes first woman to swim the English Channel
1926 Warner Bros premiers Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system on this day in history.
1926 NY's Gertrude Ederle becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel on this day in history.
1926 Christa Reinig, writer on August - 06.
1927 The third Toronto Union Station is opened officially by Edward, Prince of Wales. It was opened to the public on August 11, but passengers had to walk across to the old station tracks. The first day on which trains used the new, elevated, tracks through the new station platform was January 31, 1930 on this day in history.
1927 On this day in history andy Warhol, McKeesport PA, artist/producer (Frankenstein, Bad)
1928 On this day in history janice-Lee York Romary, Calif, fencer (Olympics-1948-68)
1928 William Henry Grattan Flood, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1930 Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC on this day in history.
1934 US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915 on this day in history.
1935 On August - 06 alexander Gustav Adolfovich Winkler, composer, dies at 70
1936 1st time in 20th century, 1st 2 batters in a game-Roy Johnson & Rabbit Warstler of Boston Bees-lead off with HRs on August - 06.
1937 Franco-artillery fire on Madrid on this day in history.
1937 On this day in history annie E F Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre), dies at 76
1938 On this day in history warner Oland, actor (Werewolf of London, Jazz Singer), dies at 57
1939 1st broadcast of "Dinah Shore Show" on NBC-radio on August - 06.
1940 On August - 06 estonia is annexed into Soviet empire
1941 On August - 06 detroit pitcher Al Benton is 1st to collect 2 sacrifices in an inning
1942 On this day in history -8] Riots by Dutch Jews
1943 US 1st Infantry division occupies node Troina Sicily on August - 06.
1943 Tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies on August - 06.
1944 Deportation of 70,000 jews from Lodz Poland to Auschwitz begins on August - 06.
1944 All 1,200 Jewish death marchers from Lipcani Moldavia have died on this day in history.
1945 On August - 06 atomic bomb dropped Hiroshima
1945 On this day in history hiroshima Peace Day-atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima by "Enola Gay"
1945 On this day in history the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima, an explosion equal to 20,000 tons of TNT.