26th August 1768 (251 Years)
Captain James Cook set sail from England on board HMS Endeavour.
26th August 1813 (206 Years)
Battle of Dresden, Napoleon I against the Sixth Coalition.
26th August 1813 (206 Years)
Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter, is born.
26th August 1910 (109 Years)
Mother Teresa MC, the Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun, missionary and Saint, was born.
26th August 1974 (45 Years)
Charles Lindbergh, the American aviation pioneer, died.
27th August 1890 (129 Years)
Man Ray, American-French modernist painter and photographer, is born.
27th August 1965 (54 Years)
Le Corbusier, Swiss-born French architect and city planner, died.
28th August 1963 (56 Years)
Martin Luther King Jr says his "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial.
28th August 1987 (32 Years)
John Marcellus Huston, American film director, screenwriter and actor died.
28th August 1987 (32 Years)
Nicolas Roeg discusses John Huston's work. The American film director, screenwriter and actor died on this day.
29th August 1780 (239 Years)
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, French Neoclassical painter, is born in Montauban, France.
29th August 1842 (177 Years)
The signing of the Treaty of Nanjing end the First Opium War.
29th August 1915 (104 Years)
Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress who won three Academy Awards, is born.
29th August 1950 (69 Years)
Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
29th August 1958 (61 Years)
Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor, was born.
29th August 1982 (37 Years)
Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress who won 3 Academy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, and the Tony Award for Best Actress, died.
29th August 2003 (16 Years)
Patrick Procktor, English artist, dies.
30th August 1716 (303 Years)
Lancelot Brown, more commonly known as Capability Brown, English landscape architect, was born.
30th August 1748 (271 Years)
Jacques-Louis David, French painter in the Neoclassical style, considered to be the pre-eminent painter of the era, was born.
30th August 1797 (222 Years)
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein, was born.
30th August 1963 (56 Years)
Guy Burgess, British double agent, died.
30th August 2006 (13 Years)
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton "Glenn" For, Canadian-born American actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that lasted more than 50 years, died.
31st August 1867 (152 Years)
Charles Baudelaire, French poet, died.
31st August 1888 (131 Years)
Mutilated body of Jack the Ripper's first victim, Mary Ann Nichols was found.
31st August 1963 (56 Years)
George Braque, Cubist painter and sculptor, died.
31st August 1973 (46 Years)
John Ford, American film director, renowned both for Westerns as well as adaptations of classic 20th-century novels, died.
31st August 1997 (22 Years)
Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash in Paris.
31st August 2006 (13 Years)
Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream, stolen on August 22, 2004, is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.

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