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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Monday, 01 September 2014

1782  On this day in history george Washington creates Order of Purple Heart  

1783  John Heathcoat, inventor (lace-making machinery) on this day in history.  

1786  Friedrich Schwindl, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1789  US War Department established on this day in history.  

1789  On this day in history congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service  

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

1799  John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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

1814  On this day in history pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits  

1816  On this day in history dionysius G van der Keessel, Dut lawyer (Theses selectae), dies at 77  

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 this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history first potatoes planted in Hawaii  

1820  1st potatoes planted in Hawaii on this day in history.  

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  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 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  On this day in history ottawa chosen as the capital of Canada by British Queen Victoria  

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

1867  On this day in history emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist  

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

1868  On this day in history granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)  

1870  On this day in history 19 kittens, born to Tarawood Antigone (4 still born)  

1872  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded. Many dead.  

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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  Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on this day in history.  

1560  Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614) was born on this day in history.  

1574  On this day in history birth of robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649)  

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

1746  Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian was born on this day in history.  

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

1609  On this day in history eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60  

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