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Historical Events For August - 07

Thursday, 23 February 2017

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 August - 07 friedrich Schwindl, composer, dies at 49  

1789  US War Department established on this day in history.  

1789  On August - 07 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  On this day in history napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti)  

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  On this day in history henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist  

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

1819  On August - 07 battle of Boyacá; Bolívar defeats Spanish in Colombia  

1820  First potatoes planted in Hawaii on August - 07.  

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

1823  On this day in history faustina Hasse Hodges, composer  

1826  On this day in history carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi)  

1829  On August - 07 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  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 this day in history.  

1858  On this day in history ottawa chosen as the capital of Canada by British Queen Victoria  

1867  On this day in history battle of Moorefield, WV  

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

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

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

1876  On this day in history the birth of Mata Hari, Dutch born dancer and spy  

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

1879  The opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester on August - 07.  

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 August - 07 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  On August - 07 birth of alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)  

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  Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules) was born on this day in history.  

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

1742  Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General was born on August - 07.  

1746  On August - 07 birth of daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian  


Famous Deaths In August - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0461  On August - 07 death of majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)  

0479  On August - 07 death of emperor Yūryaku of Japan  

1033  Death of Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine on August - 07.  

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

1485  Death of Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince on August - 07.  

1547  Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies on August - 07.  

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)  


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