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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Saturday, 28 February 2015

1782  George Washington creates Order of Purple Heart on this day in history.  

1783  John Heathcoat, inventor (lace-making machinery) on August - 07.  

1786  Friedrich Schwindl, composer, dies at 49 on August - 07.  

1789  US War Department established on this day in history.  

1789  Congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service on August - 07.  

1798  Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65 on August - 07.  

1799  On August - 07 john Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58  

1802  Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti) on this day in history.  

1814  Pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits on this day in history.  

1816  Dionysius G van der Keessel, Dut lawyer (Theses selectae), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1818  Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist on this day in history.  

1819  Battle of Boyac ; Bolvar defeats Spanish in Colombia on August - 07.  

1819  On this day in history battle of Boyacá; Bolívar defeats Spanish in Colombia  

1820  On August - 07 first potatoes planted in Hawaii  

1820  On this day in history 1st potatoes planted in Hawaii  

1823  On August - 07 faustina Hasse Hodges, composer  

1826  On August - 07 carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi)  

1829  Thomas Ewing Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1896 on this day in history.  

1833  On this day in history powell Clayton, Brig General (Union volunteers)/(Gov-R-Ark)  

1836  On August - 07 evander McIvor Law, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1920  

1846  Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1858  On August - 07 ottawa chosen as the capital of Canada by British Queen Victoria  

1867  Battle of Moorefield, WV on this day in history.  

1867  Emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist on August - 07.  

1867  On this day in history ira F Aldridge, US actor (Othello/Shylock), dies in Lodes Poland at 63  

1868  Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony) on this day in history.  

1870  19 kittens, born to Tarawood Antigone (4 still born) on August - 07.  

1872  Andries C D de Graeff, governor-general of Neth Indies (1926-31) on this day in history.  

1876  The birth of Mata Hari, Dutch born dancer and spy on this day in history.  

1876  On August - 07 mata Hari, [Margaretha G Zelle], dancer/courtesan/spy (WW I)  

1879  The opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester on this day in history.  

1879  J J Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07) on this day in history.  

1880  Ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology (sexual hormones) on this day in history.  

1882  Hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded. Many dead on August - 07.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 07

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1282  Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316) was born on August - 07.  

1533  Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on August - 07.  

1560  On this day in history birth of elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614)  

1574  Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649) was born on August - 07.  

1598  On this day in history birth of georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)  

1726  On this day in history birth of james Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790)  

1742  On August - 07 birth of nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General  

1746  Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian was born on August - 07.  

Famous Deaths In August - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0461  On this day in history death of majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)  

0479  Death of Emperor Yūryaku of Japan on this day in history.  

1033  Death of Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine on this day in history.  

1106  Henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1485  On this day in history death of alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince  

1547  Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies on this day in history.  

1609  Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1613  On this day in history death of thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)