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1 agosto 1714 (296 Anni)
Richard Wilson, the Welsh artist considered by many to be the father of British landscape painting, is born.
1 agosto 1833 (177 Anni)
The Slavery Abolition Act was passed by the British Parliament.
1 agosto 1840 (170 Anni)
Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
1 agosto 1870 (140 Anni)
Tower Subway, the world’s first underground tube railway opened in London.
1 agosto 1927 (83 Anni)
Chinese Civil War starts, fought between forces loyal to the government of the Republic of China, and forces loyal to the Communist Party of China.
1 agosto 1936 (74 Anni)
Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer who impacted fashion from the 1960s to the present day, is born.
1 agosto 1936 (74 Anni)
The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, was officially opened in Berlin by the Chancellor and Führer Adolf Hitler.
1 agosto 1987 (23 Anni)
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.
1 agosto 1987 (23 Anni)
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.
2 agosto 1667 (343 Anni)
Francesco Borromini, Italian architect born in today's Ticino (CH) and a leading figure in the emergence of Roman Baroque architecture, died.
2 agosto 1788 (222 Anni)
Thomas Gainsborough, English portrait and landscape painter, died.
2 agosto 1922 (88 Anni)
Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who patented the first practical telephone. died.
2 agosto 1923 (87 Anni)
Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, died.
2 agosto 1932 (78 Anni)
Peter O'Toole, Irish-English actor, singer, and producer, was born.
2 agosto 1934 (76 Anni)
Paul von Hindenburg, the former President of Germany, died.
2 agosto 1964 (46 Anni)
L'incidente del Golfo di Tonchino, casus belli della guerra in Vietnam.
2 agosto 1964 (46 Anni)
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, causing President Johnson to escalate war in Vietnam.
2 agosto 1976 (34 Anni)
Fritz Lang, Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor, dies.
3 agosto 1881 (129 Anni)
William Fargo, American businessman and politician, co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express, died.
3 agosto 1962 (48 Anni)
Australia entered the Vietnam War.
4 agosto 1265 (745 Anni)
Second Barons' War: Battle of Evesham - the army of Prince Edward (the future king Edward I of England) defeats the forces of rebellious barons led by Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, killing de Montfort and many of his allies.
4 agosto 1693 (317 Anni)
Dom Perignon invented champagne.
4 agosto 1932 (78 Anni)
Alfred Henry Maurer, American painter, died.
5 agosto 1930 (80 Anni)
Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the Moon, is born.
5 agosto 1951 (59 Anni)
Red Hill Jr.'s fatal attempt to 'barrel ride' the Niagara falls using “The Thing”.
5 agosto 1962 (48 Anni)
Marilyn Monroe, American actress and model, famous for playing comic "dumb blonde" characters, died.
5 agosto 1963 (47 Anni)
The United States, United Kingdom and Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban.
6 agosto 1766 (244 Anni)
William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist famous for discovering palladium and rhodium, is born.
6 agosto 1809 (201 Anni)
Nascita di Alfred Tennyson, 1° Barone Tennyson, uno tra i più importanti poeti inglesi.
6 agosto 1881 (129 Anni)
Sir Alexander Fleming, Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist, best-known for discovery Penicillin, was born.

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