Today in History, English
Today in History, English

89851August 8Death1898 – Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824)
89852August 8Death1902 – James Tissot, French painter and illustrator (b. 1836)
89853August 8Death1902 – John Henry Twachtman, American painter and academic (b. 1853)
89854August 8Death1909 – Mary MacKillop, Australian nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (b. 1842)
89855August 8Death1911 – William P. Frye, American lawyer and politician (b. 1830)
89856August 8Death1921 – Juhani Aho, Finnish journalist and author (b. 1861)
89857August 8Death1928 – Stjepan Radić, Croatian politician (b. 1871)
89858August 8Death1930 – Launceston Elliot, Scottish wrestler and weightlifter (b. 1874)
89859August 8Death1934 – Wilbert Robinson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1863)
89860August 8Death1940 – Johnny Dodds, American clarinet player and saxophonist (b. 1892)
89861August 8Death1944 – Erwin von Witzleben, German field marshal (b. 1881)
89862August 8Death1944 – Michael Wittmann, German commander (b. 1914)
89863August 8Death1947 – Anton Denikin, Russian general (b. 1872)
89864August 8Death1950 – Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman, founded Qantas (b. 1879)
89865August 8Death1959 – Albert Namatjira, Australian painter (b. 1902)
89866August 8Death1961 – Mei Lanfang, Chinese actor and singer (b. 1894)
89867August 8Death1962 – Elizabeth Ann Duncan, American murderer (d. 1904)
89868August 8Death1964 – Cengiz Topel, Turkish lieutenant and pilot (d. 1934)
89869August 8Death1965 – Shirley Jackson, American author (b. 1916)
89870August 8Death1969 – Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German biologist and eugenicist (b. 1896)
89871August 8Death1971 – Freddie Spencer Chapman, English lieutenant (b. 1907)
89872August 8Death1972 – Andrea Feldman, American actress (b. 1948)
89873August 8Death1973 – Dean Corll, American serial killer (b. 1939)
89874August 8Death1973 – Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish historian and author (b. 1898)
89875August 8Death1974 – Alexander Nelke, Estonian-American painter and carpenter (b. 1894)
89876August 8Death1974 – Baldur von Schirach, German soldier and youth leader (b. 1907)
89877August 8Death1975 – Cannonball Adderley, American saxophonist (b. 1928)
89878August 8Death1979 – Esther Marion Armstrong, American wife of Edwin Howard Armstrong (b. 1898).
89879August 8Death1979 – Nicholas Monsarrat, English lieutenant and author (b. 1910)
89880August 8Death1980 – Paul Triquet, Canadian general, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1910)

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