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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Saturday, 07 May 2016

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

1783  On this day in history john Heathcoat, inventor (lace-making machinery)  

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

1789  US War Department established on August - 07.  

1789  On August - 07 congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service  

1798  Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits  

1816  On August - 07 dionysius G van der Keessel, Dut lawyer (Theses selectae), dies at 77  

1818  Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist on August - 07.  

1819  On this day in history battle of Boyac ; Bolvar defeats Spanish in Colombia  

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  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 August - 07.  

1833  Powell Clayton, Brig General (Union volunteers)/(Gov-R-Ark) on August - 07.  

1836  Evander McIvor Law, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1920 on this day in history.  

1846  Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, dies at 76 on August - 07.  

1858  Ottawa chosen as the capital of Canada by British Queen Victoria on August - 07.  

1867  Battle of Moorefield, WV on August - 07.  

1867  Emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 August - 07.  

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

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 August - 07 birth of princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)  

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

1560  On August - 07 birth of elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614)  

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

1598  On August - 07 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  Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420) on this day in history.  

0479  On August - 07 death of emperor Yūryaku of Japan  

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

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

1609  On August - 07 eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60  

1613  Death of Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544) on this day in history.  

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