This Day in History :: 09 August
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09 August 1949 : Harry Davenport: Actor (Cowboy & Lady, Enchanted Forest), dies at 83
09 August 1942 : Edith Stein: German philosopher
09 August 1929 : Heinrich Zille: German cartoonist (Simplicissimus), dies at 71
09 August 1928 : Frederik II W: Grand Duke of Baden (1907-18), dies at 71
09 August 1924 : Jacob P Vis: Dutch founder (NV Royal Salt Industries), dies at 66
09 August 1919 : Ernst Haeckel: German philosopher (Social Darwinism), dies at 85
09 August 1919 : Ruggiero Leoncavallo: Italian Composer (Pagliacci), dies at 62
09 August 1915 : Henry Longbottom: English lieutenant, dies in battle
09 August 1904 : Friedrich Ratzel: German social-geographer (Lebensraum), dies at 59
09 August 1896 : Otto Lilenthal: Aircraft pioneer, killed during a glider test at 48
09 August 1892 : Matthias de Vries: Linguistic (spelling)
09 August 1888 : Charles Cros: French Mathematician / chemist / poet, dies at 45
09 August 1888 : Isaac Strauss: Composer, dies at 82
09 August 1862 : Joseph Bennett Plummer: US Union Brigadier General, dies at 42 or 46
09 August 1854 : Frederik Augustus II: King of Saxon (1836-54), dies at 57









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