2nd August 1934
Paul von Hindenburg, the former President of Germany, died. 85 years.
2nd August 1964
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, causing President Johnson to escalate war in Vietnam. 55 years.
6th August 1889
The opening of the Savoy Hotel in London. 130 years.
6 août 1809
Naissance d’Alfred Tennyson, premier Baron Tennyson, l’un des plus importants poètes britanniques. 210 ans.
9th August 1919
Ralph Albert Blakelock, romanticist American painter known primarily for his landscape paintings related to the Tonalism movement, dies aged 71. 100 years.
9th August 1974
Richard Nixon resigned from the Presidency, following Watergate Scandal. 45 years.
10th August 1784
Allan Ramsay, prominent Scottish portrait painter, dies aged 70. 235 years.
15th August 1969
The first Woodstock music & arts festival is held on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains, northwest of New York City. 50 years.
15th August 1939
The Wizard of Oz premiers at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (released in theatres everywhere on August 25th). 80 years.
15th August 1769
Napoleon Bonaparte French military and political leader, was born in Ajaccio. 250 years.
17th August 1969
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect, dies. 50 years.
21st August 1959
President Eisenhower signed proclamation admitting Hawaii to the union as the 50th state. 60 years.
22nd August 1939
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. 80 years.
25th August 1984
Truman Capote, the American author and playwright, died. 35 years.
26th August 1974
Charles Lindbergh, the American aviation pioneer, died. 45 years.
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