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 This day in History - August 5
374 Historic Events for August 5
1887

Reginald Owen, Wheathampstead Engld, actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)

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1888

Victor Francen, Belgium, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio)

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1889

Conrad P Aiken, US, poet/writer (Ushant/Conversation)

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1889

Willem Ruys J Dz, ship owner, dies at 80

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1890

Naum Gabo, [Pevsner], Russian/US sculptor (Stillife Flower)

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1890

Hans Gal, composer

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1890

Erich Kleiber, Vienna Austria, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46)

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1890

British and French accord to divide African colonization

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1891

Henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73

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1891

Donald Kerr, Eagle Grove IA, actor (Carnival Lady, Devil Bat)

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1891

1st travelers checks issued (American Express)

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1895

Friedrich English, German textile manufacturer/marxist, dies

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1899

Conrad Aiken, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Selected Poems)

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1900

James Augustine Healy, black Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80

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1900

Bodi Rapp, [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano/teacher

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1901

Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4"

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1901

Victoria, Emperor of Germany/Queen of Prussia, dies at 60

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1901

Juan Carlos Paz, composer

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1904

Kenneth Thimann, botanist

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1906

Wassely Leontief, Russ/US economist (Nobel 1973)

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1906

John Huston, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)

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1906

Francis Walder, [Fran‡ois Waldburger], Belgian author

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1907

Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter

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1907

Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer, dies at 66

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1908

Harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam

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