13th August 1937
The Battle of Shanghai, the 1st and bloodiest battle fought between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War, began. 80 years
16th August 1977
Elvis Aaron Presley "the King of Rock and Roll" and one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, died. 40 years
19th August 1947
First trial of notorious female nazi criminal Isle Koch. 70 years
1st August 1987
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. 30 years
28th August 1987
Nicolas Roeg discusses John Huston's work. The American film director, screenwriter and actor died on this day. 30 years.
3rd August 1962
Australia entered the Vietnam War. 55 years
7th August 1867
Emil Nolde, one of the first Expressionists and member of Die Brücke, was born. 150 years.
7th August 1942
WWII: The Guadalcanal Campaign, fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943, the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan, began. 75 years
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