17th August 1943 (76 Years)
Robert De Niro, American actor, director, and producer, was born.
17th August 1969 (50 Years)
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect, dies.
17th August 1987 (32 Years)
Rudolf Hess, prominent politician in Nazi Germany and Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler until 1941, when he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the UK, died.
18th August 1936 (83 Years)
Charles Robert Redford Jr., known as Robert Redford, American actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist, was born.
18th August 1963 (56 Years)
James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
19th August 1743 (276 Years)
Madame du Barry, French mistress of Louis XV of France, was born.
19th August 1913 (106 Years)
Adolphe Pegoud becomes the first person in Europe to parachute jump from an aircraft.
19th August 1936 (83 Years)
Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet, playwright, theatre director and emblematic member of the Generation of '27, died.
19th August 1947 (72 Years)
First trial of notorious female nazi criminal Isle Koch.
19th August 1977 (42 Years)
Julius Henry Marx, known as Groucho Marx, American comedian, film and television star, died.
20th August 1940 (79 Years)
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes the fourth of his famous wartime speeches, containing the line "Never was so much owed by so many to so few".
21st August 1918 (101 Years)
WWI - Second Battle of the Somme, fought on the Western Front, in the basin of the River Somme.
21st August 1940 (79 Years)
Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary and Marxist theorist, was assassinated.
21st August 1959 (60 Years)
President Eisenhower signed proclamation admitting Hawaii to the union as the 50th state.
22nd August 0565 (1454 Years)
St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.
22nd August 1862 (157 Years)
Claude-Achille Debussy, French composer, was born.
22nd August 1893 (126 Years)
Dorothy Parker, American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, was born.
22nd August 1939 (80 Years)
The Molotov-Ribbentrop is signed. The pact between Germany and Russia, reported as a non-aggression treaty but was actually an agreement to split Poland between them.
23rd August 1912 (107 Years)
Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly, American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer, was born.
23rd August 1926 (93 Years)
Rudolph Valentino, Italian-American film actor who was admired as the 'Great Lover' of the 1920s, dies.
23rd August 1927 (92 Years)
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-born anarchists convicted of murder in Braintree, Massachusetts, are executed via electric chair.
23rd August 1942 (77 Years)
WWII: The Battle of Stalingrad, fought between Nazi Germany allies and the Soviet Union over control of the city of Stalingrad, begins.
23rd August 1946 (73 Years)
Keith Moon, English musician best known as the drummer of the English rock group the Who, is born.
24th August 1215 (804 Years)
Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid.
24th August 1875 (144 Years)
Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim the English Channel.
25th August 1867 (152 Years)
Michael Faraday, English scientist known for his contribution in electromagnetism, died.
25th August 1930 (89 Years)
Sir Thomas Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer, is born.
25th August 1958 (61 Years)
Tim Burton, American director, producer, and screenwriter, was born.
25th August 1984 (35 Years)
Truman Capote, the American author and playwright, died.
26th August 1666 (353 Years)
Frans Hals, Dutch painter and educator, died.

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