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6th August 1881 (135 Years)
Sir Alexander Fleming, Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist, best-known for discovery Penicillin, was born.
6th August 1889 (127 Years)
The opening of the Savoy Hotel in London.
6th August 1917 (99 Years)
Robert Charles Durman Mitchum, American film actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer, was born.
6th August 1926 (90 Years)
Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
6th August 1945 (71 Years)
The United States of America dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan.
7th August 1616 (400 Years)
Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect, who designed Teatro Olimpico at Vicenza, dies.
7th August 1867 (149 Years)
Emil Nolde, one of the first Expressionists and member of Die Brücke, was born.
7th August 1867 (149 Years)
Emil Nolde, one of the first Expressionists and member of Die Brücke, was born.
7th August 1942 (74 Years)
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.
7th August 1942 (74 Years)
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.
7th August 1957 (59 Years)
Oliver Norvell "Babe" Hardy, American comic actor famous as one-half of Laurel and Hardy, died.
8th August 1902 (114 Years)
Jacques Joseph Tissot, Anglicized as James Tissot, died.
8th-11th August 1918 (98 Years)
The Battle of Amiens: the opening phase of the Allied offensive known as the Hundred Days Offensive that led to the end of the WWI.
8 August 1921 (95 Years)
Esther Williams, American swimmer, actress, and singer, was born.
8th August 1963 (53 Years)
Great Train Robbery: £2.6 million robbed from a Royal Mail train heading from Glasgow to London at Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn, near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire.
9th August 1516 (500 Years)
Hieronymus Bosch, northern European painter, best known for his fantastic and detailed imagery, died.
9th August 1902 (114 Years)
Edward VII and wife Alexandra are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Empire at Westminster Abbey, London.
9th August 1902 (114 Years)
The coronation of Edward VII and his wife Alexandra as King and Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Empire took place at Westminster Abbey, London.
9th August 1919 (97 Years)
Ralph Albert Blakelock, romanticist American painter known primarily for his landscape paintings related to the Tonalism movement, dies aged 71.
9th August 1930 (86 Years)
Betty Boop is making her debut in a cartoon.
9th August 1936 (80 Years)
Jesse Owens became the first American to win 4 gold medals at a single Olympic in Berlin.
9th August 1945 (71 Years)
The United States of America dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki in Japan.
9th August 1962 (54 Years)
Hermann Karl Hesse, German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter, died.
9th August 1974 (42 Years)
Richard Nixon resigned from the Presidency, following Watergate Scandal.
10th August 1784 (232 Years)
Allan Ramsay, prominent Scottish portrait painter, dies aged 70.
10th August 1792 (224 Years)
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.
10th August 1793 (223 Years)
The Musée du Louvre was officially opened in Paris, France.
10th August 1793 (223 Years)
The Musée du Louvre was officially opened in Paris, France. The Musée du Louvre was officially opened in Paris, France.
10th August 1928 (88 Years)
Eddie Fisher, American singer and actor, was born.
11th August 1614 (402 Years)
Lavinia Fontana, the Italian painter regarded as the first woman artist, dies.

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