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 This day in History - August 5
374 Historic Events for August 5
1850

Guy de Maupassant, France, author (Boule de Suif)

Birth
1852

Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech slavist/poet, dies at 53

Death
1856

Rubert Lucas Pearsall, composer, dies at 61

Death
1856

Achad Ha'am, [AsjŠr Ginsberg], Hebrew philosopher/writer

Birth
1858

Cyrus W Field completes 1st transatlantic telegraph cable

Event
1860

Joseph Carey Merrick, "Elephant Man"

Birth
1861

US levies its 1st Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800)

Event
1861

Enlistment increases from 3 months to 2 years

Event
1861

Naval Engagement at Fernandina, FL-USS Vincennes ends rebel blockade

Event
1861

US Army abolishes flogging

Event
1862

Thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47

Death
1862

Battle of Baton Rouge, LA

Event
1863

Adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer, dies at 53

Death
1864

Griffin A Stedman, Union-brig-gen (Fort Stedman), dies in battle at 26

Death
1864

Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer

Birth
1864

Battle of Mobile Bay Al-Farragut is given rank of vice-admiral

Event
1864

Spectrum of a comet observed for 1st time, by Giovanni Donati

Event
1866

Alfred Holy, composer

Birth
1868

Oskar Merikanto, composer

Birth
1876

Mary R Beard, Indianapolis, historian (Woman as a Force in History)

Birth
1877

Henry Morton Stanley's letter in order to aid reaches Boma at Congo

Event
1880

Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)

Birth
1882

Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I)

Birth
1884

Cornerstone for Statue of Liberty laid on Bedloe's Island (NYC)

Event
1886

Oscar Espla, composer

Birth