Today in History, English
Today in History, English

92191August 14Death1870 – David Farragut, American admiral (b. 1801)
92192August 14Death1874 – Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American minister and politician (b. 1821)
92193August 14Death1890 – Michael J. McGivney, American priest, founded the Knights of Columbus (b. 1852)
92194August 14Death1891 – Sarah Childress Polk, American wife of James K. Polk, 12th First Lady of the United States (b. 1803)
92195August 14Death1905 – Simeon Solomon, English soldier and painter (b. 1840)
92196August 14Death1909 – William Stanley, American engineer and philanthropist (b. 1829)
92197August 14Death1926 – John H. Moffitt, American sergeant and politician, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1843)
92198August 14Death1928 – Klabund, German author and poet (b. 1890)
92199August 14Death1938 – Hugh Trumble, Australian cricketer and accountant (b. 1876)
92200August 14Death1941 – Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr and saint (b. 1894)
92201August 14Death1941 – Paul Sabatier, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1854)
92202August 14Death1943 – Lore Berger, Swiss author and translator (b. 1921)
92203August 14Death1943 – Joe Kelley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1871)
92204August 14Death1951 – William Randolph Hearst, American publisher and politician, founded the Hearst Corporation (b. 1863)
92205August 14Death1954 – Hugo Eckener, German pilot and designer (b. 1868)
92206August 14Death1954 – Nikos Ploumpidis, Greek activist (b. 1901)
92207August 14Death1955 – Herbert Putnam, American lawyer and publisher, Librarian of Congress (b. 1861)
92208August 14Death1956 – Bertolt Brecht, German poet, playwright, and director (b. 1898)
92209August 14Death1958 – Frédéric Joliot-Curie, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
92210August 14Death1958 – Konstantin von Neurath, German lawyer and politician, Reich Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1873)
92211August 14Death1963 – Clifford Odets, American director, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
92212August 14Death1964 – Johnny Burnette, American singer-songwriter (The Rock and Roll Trio) (b. 1934)
92213August 14Death1965 – Vello Kaaristo, Estonian skier (b. 1911)
92214August 14Death1966 – Tip Snooke, South African cricketer (b. 1881)
92215August 14Death1967 – Bob Anderson, English motorcycle racer and race car driver (b. 1931)
92216August 14Death1972 – Oscar Levant, American actor, pianist, and composer (b. 1906)
92217August 14Death1972 – Jules Romains, French author and poet (b. 1885)
92218August 14Death1973 – Fred Gipson, American journalist and author (b. 1908)
92219August 14Death1978 – Nicolas Bentley, English author and illustrator (b. 1907)
92220August 14Death1980 – Dorothy Stratten, Canadian-American model and actress (b. 1960)

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