14th August 1867
John Galsworthy, novelist, is born. 150 years.
15th August 1967
René Magritte, Belgian artist, dies. 50 years.
16th August 1977
Elvis Aaron Presley "the King of Rock and Roll" and one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, died. 40 years
17th August 1987
Rudolf Hess, prominent politician in Nazi Germany and Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler until 1941, when he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the UK, died. 30 years
19th August 1977
Julius Henry Marx, known as Groucho Marx, American comedian, film and television star, died. 40 years
22nd August 1862
Claude-Achille Debussy, French composer, was born. 155 years.
23rd August 1927
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-born anarchists convicted of murder in Braintree, Massachusetts, are executed via electric chair. 90 years.
23rd August 1942
WWII: The Battle of Stalingrad, fought between Nazi Germany allies and the Soviet Union over control of the city of Stalingrad, begins. 75 years.
23rd August 1912
Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly, American dancer, actor, singer, film director, producer and choreographer, was born. 105 years.
25th August 1867
Michael Faraday, English scientist known for his contribution in electromagnetism, died. 150 years.
28th August 1987
John Marcellus Huston, American film director, screenwriter and actor died. 30 years.
29th August 1842
The signing of the Treaty of Nanjing end the First Opium War. 175 years.
29th August 1982
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. 35 years.
30th August 1797
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein, was born. 220 years
31st August 1867
Charles Baudelaire, French poet, died. 150 years.
31st August 1997
Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash in Paris. 20 years.
1st September 1967
Death by suicide of female nazi criminal Ilse Koch. 50 years
2nd September 1937
Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin French educator and historian, and founder of the International Olympic Committee, died. 80 years
5th September 1847
Jesse Woodson James, American outlaw, guerrilla, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer, was born. 170 years
5th September 1997
Mother Teresa MC, the Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun, missionary and Saint, died. 20 years

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