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Historical Anniversaries this Week

August 23

Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - Edgar de Wahl, Ukrainian-Estonian linguist and academic (d. 1948)

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Tex Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1985)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Jim Murphy, Scottish lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Europe

Deaths (650 years ago today): 1367 - Gil Álvarez Carrillo de Albornoz, Spanish cardinal (b. 1310)

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1867 - Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy, French poet and author (b. 1796)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1967 - Georges Berger, Belgian race car driver (b. 1918)

Commemorations:
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

August 24

Events (1650 years ago today): 367 - Gratian, son of Roman Emperor Valentinian I, is named co-Augustus by his father aged eight.

Events (50 years ago today): 1967 - Led by Abbie Hoffman, the Youth International Party temporarily disrupts trading at the New York Stock Exchange by throwing dollar bills from the viewing gallery, causing trading to cease as brokers scramble to grab them.

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Dennis James, American game show host (d. 1997)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Michael Thomas, English footballer

Deaths (800 years ago today): 1217 - Eustace the Monk, French pirate (b. 1170)

Deaths (400 years ago today): 1617 - Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (b. 1586)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1967 - Henry J. Kaiser, American businessman, founded Kaiser Shipyards and Kaiser Aluminum (b. 1882)

August 25

Events (50 years ago today): 1967 - George Lincoln Rockwell is assassinated.

Births (550 years ago today): 1467 - Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 2nd Duke of Alburquerque, Spanish duke (d. 1526)

Births (250 years ago today): 1767 - Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French soldier and politician (d. 1794)

Births (200 years ago today): 1817 - Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (d. 1898)

Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - James W. Gerard, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Germany (d. 1951)

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Mel Ferrer, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Jeff Tweedy, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1867 - Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist (b. 1791)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1967 - Stanley Bruce, Australian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)

August 26

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Michael Gove, Scottish journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Education

August 27

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1986)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Ogie Alcasid, Filipino singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1967 - Brian Epstein, English businessman and manager (b. 1934)

August 28

Events (150 years ago today): 1867 - The United States takes possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll.

Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - Ten Suffragettes are arrested while picketing the White House.

Births (350 years ago today): 1667 - Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (d. 1721)

Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - Umberto Giordano, Italian composer and academic (d. 1948)

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Jack Kirby, American author and illustrator (d. 1994)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Jamie Osborne, English jockey and trainer

August 29

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Isabel Sanford, American actress (d. 2004)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Neil Gorsuch, American judge

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1917 - George Huntington Hartford, American businessman (b. 1833)

Commemorations:
International Day against Nuclear Tests

 


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