by Bob Fields

On August 30:

Mary Shelley (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Ernest Rutherford (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Warren Buffett (Image Credit: WikiTree)










1797 - Mary Shelley, English author and playwright (d. 1851) (Frankenstein).
1871 - Ernest Rutherford*, New Zealand-English physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, the father of nuclear physics (d. 1937).
1893 - Huey Long*, American lawyer and politician, the “Kingfish” of Louisiana politics, 40th Governor of Louisiana (d. 1935).
1908 - Fred MacMurray*, American actor (d. 1991) (Double Indemnity , My Three Sons).
1913 – Sir Richard Stone*, English economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991).
1918 - Ted Williams*, American baseball player and manager, last player in MLB to bat over .400 in a single season (d. 2002).
1928 – Dr. Ruth Westheimer*, sex therapist (“Dr. Ruth”).
1930 - Warren Buffett, American businessman and philanthropist, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO.
1935 - John Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Mamas & the Papas) (d. 2001).
1972 - Cameron Diaz, American model and actress (There’s Something About MaryShrek).


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J J Thomson (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Charles Bronson (Image Credit: Wikipedia)











526 - Theoderic the Great, king of the Germanic Ostrogoths (475-526), ruler of Italy (493-526), dies of dysentery at Ravenna, Italy (b. 454)
1483 - Louis XI of France [Valois], king during the end of the Hundred Years’ War (b. 1423).
1879 - John Bell Hood, Confederate American general (b. 1831) (AtlantaFranklin-Nashville).
1940 - J. J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, discovered the electron (b. 1856).
2003 - Charles Bronson, American actor (b. 1921) (The Magnificent SevenThe Dirty DozenDeath Wish)

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General Douglas MacArthur (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Thurgood Marshall (Image Credit: Wikipedia)












1682 - William Penn leaves England to sail to New World.
1776 – American Revolution: US Colonial army evacuates Long Island and falls back to Manhattan, NYC.
1781 – American Revolution: French fleet under Comte de Grasse (1722-1788) defeats Admiral Thomas Graves (1725-1802) at battle of Chesapeake Capes, preventing the evacuation of the besieged British forces at Yorktown VA.
1862 – Confederates defeat Union forces at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, VA.
1914 – World War I: Germans defeat the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg, the almost complete destruction of the Russian Second Army. Alexander Samsonov, Russian general, commits suicide.
1918 - Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik leader (1870-1924), is shot by Fanni Kaplan. This prompts the decree for Red Terror.
1918 - Czechoslovakia forms independent republic.
1942 – Nazi-Germany annexes Luxembourg.
1945 – Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces.
1946 – Gen. Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) arrives in Japan and sets up Allied occupation headquarters.
1963 – The Moscow-Washington hotline between the leaders of the US and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
1967 - Thurgood Marshall (1908-93) is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the US Supreme Court.
1980 – Striking Polish workers win a sweeping victory in a battle with their Communist rulers for the right to independent trade unions.
2001 - Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic (1941-2006) is to be charged with genocide.

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On August 29:

John Locke (Image Credit: WikiTree)

John McCain (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Michael Jackson (Image Credit: WikiTree)










1632 - John Locke, English physician and philosopher (d. 1704) (theory of mind).
1725 - Charles Townshend*, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1767) (Townshend Acts).
1809 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician, poet, and author (d. 1894).
1876 - Charles F. Kettering*, American engineer and businessman, invented the electric self-starter for cars, founded Delco Electronics (d. 1958).
1915 - Ingrid Bergman, Swedish-English actress and singer (d. 1982).
1920 - Charlie Parker*, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1955) (Bird).
1923 – Sir Richard Attenborough, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2014) (Gandhi).
1936 - John McCain, American naval aviator, POW, senator, and presidential candidate.
1938 - Elliott Gould, American actor and producer (M*A*S*H).
1958 - Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor (The Jackson 5) (d. 2009).


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Ingrid Bergman (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Lee Marvin (Image Credit: Wikipedia)










1877 - Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1801).
1931 - David T. Abercrombie*, American businessman, co-founded Abercrombie & Fitch (b. 1867).
1982 - Ingrid Bergman, Swedish-English actress and singer (b. 1915)
1987 - Lee Marvin*, American actor and singer (b. 1924) (Cat BallouThe Dirty Dozen).

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Treaty of Nanking (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Katrina (Image Credit: Wikipedia)










1756 - Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years’ War.
1786 - Shays’ Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
1842 - Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War, giving Hong Kong to Britain.
1949 - Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb.
2005 - Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast, killing 1,836 people and causing over $108 billion in damage.

Christian feast day:  Beheading of St. John the Baptist.

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by Bob Fields

On August 23:

Louis XVI of France (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Oliver Hazzard Perry (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Gene Kelly (Image Credit: WikiTree)










1754 – King Louis XVI [Bourbon] of France, guillotined in the French Revolution (d. 1793).
1785 - Oliver Hazard Perry, American Commodore and naval hero (d. 1819).
1912 - Gene Kelly, American actor, singer, and comedienne (d. 1996) (Singin’ in the Rain).
1931 - Barbara Eden, American actress and singer (I Dream of Jeannie).
1946 - Keith Moon, English drummer, songwriter, and producer (The Who) d. 1978.
1949 - Shelley Long*, American actress and producer (CheersFrasier, Irreconcilable Differences).
1949 - Rick Springfield*, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (“Jessie’s Girl“).
1951 - Queen Noor of Jordan* [Lisa Najeeb Halaby].
1978 - Kobe Bryant*, American basketball player and Olympic athlete.


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Rudolph Valentino (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Oscar Hammerstein (Image Credit: WikiTree)











30 BC – Emperor Octavian executes Marcus Antonius Antyllus, eldest son of Marc Antony, and Caesarion, the last Ptolemaic king of Egypt and only child of Julius Caesarand Cleopatra.
1305 - Sir William Wallace (b. c. 1270) is executed for high treason at Smithfield in London.
1628 - George Villiers, the first Duke of Buckingham, alleged to have a very personal relationship with King James I of England, is assassinated by John Felton* (1595-1628).
1806 - Charles-Augustin de Coulomb*, French physicist (b. 1736) (Coulomb’s law).
1819 - Oliver Hazard Perry, American Commodore, of Yellow Fever (b. 1785)
1926 - Rudolph Valentino, Italian-American silent film actor (b. 1895)
1927 – Italian-American anarchists Nicola Sacco* (b. 1891) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti* (b. 1888) are executed after a lengthy, controversial trial.
1960 - Oscar Hammerstein II, American director, producer, and composer (b. 1895).

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Molotov, Ribbentrop and Stalin (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Tim Berners-Lee (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Muammar Gaddafi (Image Credit: Wikipedia)










1572 - French Wars of Religion Mob violence against Huguenots in Paris results in the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre.
1775 - American Revolutionary WarKing George III delivers his Proclamation of Rebellion to the Court of St. James’s stating that the American colonies have proceeded to a state of rebellion.
1784 – Western North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee) declares itself an independent state under the name of Franklin; it is not accepted into the US, and only lasts for four years.
1814 - Dolley Madison saves a portrait of George Washington from being looted by British troops who burned Washington DC during the War of 1812.
1839 – The United Kingdom captures Hong Kong as a base as it prepares for war (the First Opium War) with Qing China.
1866 - Austro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.
1914 – World War I: Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, China.
1914 – World War I: Battle of Mons: the first major action of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF).
1939 – World War II: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Finland, Romania, and Poland are divided between the two nations.
1944 – World War II: Marseille is liberated by the Allies.
1973 – A bank robbery gone wrong in Stockholm, Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis; the hostages begin to sympathize with their captors, leading to the term “Stockholm syndrome“.
1977 – The Gossamer Condor wins the Kremer prize for human powered flight.
1990 – Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
1990 – West Germany and East Germany announce that they will reunite on October 3.
1991 - Tim Berners-Lee* (b. 1955) opens the WWW, World Wide Web to new users.
1996 - Osama bin Laden* issues message entitled ‘A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.’
2007 – The skeletal remains of Russia’s last royal family members Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and his sister Grand Duchess Anastasia are discovered nearYekaterinburg, Russia.
2011 – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi* is overthrown during the 2011 Libyan civil war.

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