August 1946 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Aug 3 Belgian government of Huysmans forms
  • Aug 4 An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
  • Aug 6 US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 7 1st US commemorative coin of an African American, Booker T. Washington (half dollar)

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • Aug 8 India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles
  • Aug 8 First flight of the Convair B-36.
  • Aug 13 Britain diverts illegal emmigrants bound for Palestine to Cyprus
  • Aug 15 Dumont TV Network (WABD NY) is launched in the US
  • Aug 16 Direct Action Day: Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Aug 17 George Orwell publishes "Animal Farm" in the United Kingdom

  • Aug 23 Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Rick Boucher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia), born in Abingdon, Virginia
  • Aug 1 Richard O. Covey, American astronaut (STS 51I, 26, 38, 61) and USAF officer, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Aug 1 Tom Loeffler, American politician (member of the United States House of Representatives from central Texas), born in Fredericksburg, Texas
  • Aug 1 Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist (Telethon Institute for Child Health Research), born in Little Bay, Sydney, Australia
  • Aug 3 Jack Straw, British politician (Member of Parliament for Blackburn), born in Buckhurst Hill, Essex
  • Aug 5 Ron Silliman, American poet
  • Aug 6 Roh Moo-hyun, South Korean politician
  • Aug 7 Ed Seykota, American commodities and futures trader
  • Aug 8 Robin M Tallon, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )
  • Aug 8 James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
  • Aug 11 Marilyn Vos Savant, writer/world's highest IQ (228), born in St Louis, Missouri

Person of interestJanet Yellen

Aug 13 Janet Yellen, American economist (Chair of US Federal Reserve 2014-), born in Brooklyn, New York

15th Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
15th Chair of the Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen
  • Aug 14 Alexander Curly, [Harm Breemer], Dutch artist
  • Aug 14 Marga van Praag, Dutch radio hostess
  • Aug 15 Kathryn Jean Whitmire, (4 time Mayor-Houston), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 15 Jean-Claude Arnault, French Swedish photographer involved in Nobel Prize scandal, born in Marseille, France
  • Aug 16 Massoud Barzani, Iraqi Kurdish politician
  • Aug 17 Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago politician, Prime Minister (1991-95, 2001-10), born in San Fernando (d. 2016)
  • Aug 19 Charles F Bolden Jr, astronaut (STS 61C, 31, 45, 60), born in Columbia, South Carolina

Person of interestBill Clinton

Aug 19 Bill Clinton [William Jefferson], 42nd US President (Democrat, 1993-2001), born in Hope, Arkansas

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Aug 20 N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian businessman
  • Aug 22 Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host, born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Aug 24 Richard "Dick" N Richards, Key West, USN/astr (STS 28, 41, 50, 64)
  • Aug 25 Larry LaRocco, American politician (Rep-D-Idaho), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 25 Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and children's books author (Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose), born in Bayside, New York
  • Aug 30 Anne-Marie, Danish princess/daughter of Frederik IX
  • Aug 31 Jerome Corsi, American writer

Weddings in History

  • Aug 10 Author and founder of the Scientology cult L. Ron Hubbard (35) weds Sara Northrup Hollister

Divorces in History


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 8 Esta Krakower divorces mobster Bugsy Siegel (40) after 17 years of marriage

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Mobster
Bugsy Siegel

Deaths in History

  • Aug 1 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht) executed at 45
  • Aug 5 Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1863)

Person of interestH. G. Wells

Aug 13 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (The War of the Worlds, Time Machine), dies at 79

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • Aug 16 Herman Harrell Horne, American philosopher (idealism), dies at 71
  • Aug 29 J E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed
  • Aug 30 Grigory Semyonov, Russian counter-revolutionary (executed) (b. 1890)