1st August 1987
Pola Negri, Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame during the silent and golden eras of Hollywood and European film for her femme fatale roles, died. 30 years
2nd August 1667
Francesco Borromini, Italian architect born in today's Ticino (CH) and a leading figure in the emergence of Roman Baroque architecture, died. 350 years.
2nd August 1922
Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who patented the first practical telephone. died. 95 years
2nd August 1932
Peter O'Toole, Irish-English actor, singer, and producer, was born. 85 years.
4th August 1932
Alfred Henry Maurer, American painter, died. 85 years.
5th August 1962
Marilyn Monroe, American actress and model, famous for playing comic "dumb blonde" characters, died. 55 years
6th August 1917
Robert Charles Durman Mitchum, American film actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer, was born. 100 years
7th August 1867
Emil Nolde, one of the first Expressionists and member of Die Brücke, was born. 150 years.
7th August 1942
WWII: The Guadalcanal Campaign, fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943, the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan, began. 75 years
7th August 1957
Oliver Norvell "Babe" Hardy, American comic actor famous as one-half of Laurel and Hardy, died. 60 years.
8th August 1902
Jacques Joseph Tissot, Anglicized as James Tissot, died. 115 years.
9th August 1902
Edward VII and wife Alexandra are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Empire at Westminster Abbey, London. 115 years.
9th August 1962
Hermann Karl Hesse, German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter, died. 55 years.
10th August 1792
French Revolution: Storming of the Tuileries Palace: Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody as his Swiss Guards are massacred by the Parisian mob. 225 years
11th August 1937
Edith Wharton, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer, died. 80 years
12th August 1827
William Blake, poet, painter, printmaker and author of the poem The Tyger, died. 190 years.
12th August 1942
The Second Moscow Conference between the major Allies of World War II convenes. 75 years.
13th August 1937
The Battle of Shanghai, the 1st and bloodiest battle fought between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War, began. 80 years
14th August 1867
John Galsworthy, novelist, is born. 150 years.
15th August 1967
René Magritte, Belgian artist, dies. 50 years.

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