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Historical Events In August - 05

Sunday, 19 May 2024

1944  More than 1,000 Japanese prisoners of war unsuccessfully attempt to escape from Camp in Cowra, New South Wales 234 are killed, 108 wounded on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1944  US 79th/90th division occupy Laval/Mayenne on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1944  Maurice Turnbull, cricketer (England)/rugby (Wales), dies on August - 05.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1944  More than 1,000 Japanese prisoners of war unsuccessfully attempt to escape from Camp in Cowra, New South Wales: 234 are killed, 108 wounded on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1945  Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Aug 6th in Japan) on August - 05.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1947  On August - 05 netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1947  Joannes D M Cornelissen, historian (Johann de White), dies on August - 05.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1948  On August - 05 cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1949  6.75 Earthquake hits Quito; about 6000 die on August - 05.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1950  On this day in history ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1950  On August - 05 emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemistry, dies at 73  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1951  On this day in history armed uprising in Ambonezen Camp Middelburg  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1953  On August - 05 operation Big Switch begins - exchange of prisoners of war of Korean Conflict  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1953  Operation "Big Switch" Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1954  Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern & 15 pioneers on August - 05.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1955  After playing 274 straight games at 2nd base, Nellie Fox is given a day off he comes back next 798 consecutive games on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1955  Carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42 on August - 05.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1956  On this day in history kUAM TV channel 8 in Agana, GU (CBS/ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1957  On this day in history "American Bandstand," goes on network TV (ABC)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1957  "American Bandstand," begins network TV (ABC) on August - 05.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1957  On August - 05 heinrich O Wieland, German chemist (Nobel 1927), dies at 80  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1958  Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80 on August - 05.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1959  On August - 05 edgar Guest, US poet/newspaperman, dies at 77  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1961  On this day in history ice Harbor Dam, Washington reaches 118 degrees F (state record)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1961  On August - 05 eva JC Beck, actress (Elckerlyc, Resurrection), dies at 63  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1962  First quasar located by radio on August - 05.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1962  Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement & illigally leaving South Africa on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1962  On August - 05 nelson Mandella arrested and then imprisoned  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1962  Marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug OD at 35 on August - 05.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1963  On August - 05 britain, US & Russia sign nuclear test ban treaty  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1963  On August - 05 nuclear Test Ban Agreement signed, allowing nuclear weapon to only be tested underground  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1963  On August - 05 world auto speed record set at 407.45 MPH  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1964  US begins bombing North Vietnam on August - 05.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1964  Moa Martinson, writer, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Famous Birthdays In August - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1301  On this day in history birth of edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1397  On this day in history birth of guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1461  Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1540  Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1604  On this day in history birth of john Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1607  On this day in history birth of philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1623  Antonio Cesti, composer was born on August - 05.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1624  On August - 05 birth of william, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In August - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0882  On this day in history death of king Louis III of France (b. 863)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1063  On August - 05 death of gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1157  Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies on August - 05.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1364  Death of Emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1572  On August - 05 death of isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1579  On this day in history death of stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1610  Death of Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile on this day in history.  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1644  On this day in history j Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61  Click To Send On Messenger Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard


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