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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

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1782  George Washington creates Order of Purple Heart on August - 07.  

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

1786  On this day in history friedrich Schwindl, composer, dies at 49  

1789  On this day in history uS War Department established  

1789  Congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service on this day in history.  

1798  On this day in history johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65  

1799  John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58 on August - 07.  

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

1814  On this day in history pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits  

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 this day in history.  

1819  Battle of Boyacá; Bolívar defeats Spanish in Colombia on August - 07.  

1820  First potatoes planted in Hawaii on this day in history.  

1820  On August - 07 1st potatoes planted in Hawaii  

1823  On this day in history faustina Hasse Hodges, composer  

1826  Carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi) on this day in history.  

1829  On this day in history thomas Ewing Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1896  

1833  Powell Clayton, Brig General (Union volunteers)/(Gov-R-Ark) on this day in history.  

1836  On this day in history 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  Ottawa chosen as the capital of Canada by British Queen Victoria on this day in history.  

1867  On August - 07 battle of Moorefield, WV  

1867  On August - 07 emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist  

1867  Ira F Aldridge, US actor (Othello/Shylock), dies in Lodes Poland at 63 on August - 07.  

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

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

1872  On August - 07 andries C D de Graeff, governor-general of Neth Indies (1926-31)  

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

1876  Mata Hari, [Margaretha G Zelle], dancer/courtesan/spy (WW I) on August - 07.  

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

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

1880  On this day in history ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology (sexual hormones)  

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  On this day in history birth of princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)  

1533  On this day in history birth of alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)  

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  Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules) was born on August - 07.  

1726  James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790) was born on August - 07.  

1742  On this day in history birth of nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General  

1746  On this day in history birth of daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian  

Famous Deaths In August - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0461  Death of Majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420) on August - 07.  

0479  On this day in history death of emperor Yūryaku of Japan  

1033  On this day in history death of frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine  

1106  On August - 07 henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54  

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

1547  On this day in history cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies  

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

1613  On August - 07 death of thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)