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 This day in History - August 8
409 Historic Events for August 8
1902

Paul A M Dirac, England, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1933)

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1902

Jean Y Y Tissot, French painter/illustrator, dies

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1902

2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)

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1903

3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1)

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1903

In 11th an old black ball is put into play against Cleve, Tigers' Nap Lajoie protests ignored, he hurls ball out of park and forfeits game

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1903

August Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state

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1904

Istvan Szelenyi, composer

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1905

Wachtang Ananjan, writer

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1905

Nino Martini, Verona Italy, actor (Here's to Romance)

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1905

Andr‚ Jolivet, Paris France, composer (L'Eunuque)

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1906

Andr‚ Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)

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1907

Benny Carter, NYC, musician/composer (Easy Money, King Carter)

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1908

Arthur J Goldberg, Ill, UN ambassador/Supreme Court justice (1962-65)

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1908

Chivu Stoica, premier of Romania (1955-61)

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1908

Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, architect (Wiener Sezession), dies at 40

Death
1909

Bill Voce, cricketer (England left-arm bodyline bowler)

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1910

Francisco Brochado Da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962)

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1910

Sylvia Sidney, Bronx NY, actress (WKRP, Sabotage, Beetlejuice, Demon)

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1911

Rosetta LeNoire, NYC, actor (Grandma Winslow-Family Matters)

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1912

Daniel Mann, Brooklyn, director (Willard, Butterfield 8)

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1913

Richard Corfields "Camel Corps" opens "Mad Mullah" in Burao Somalia

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1913

Robert T Stafford, (Sen-R-VT, 1971-88)

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1913

Daan Wildschut, painter/glazenier/author

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1913

Axel Stordahl, Staten Island NY, orch leader (Frank Sinatra Show)

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1914

Arthur Holt, politician

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