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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Monday, 25 May 2015

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

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  On August - 07 napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti)  

1814  On August - 07 pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits  

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

1818  On this day in history henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist  

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  On August - 07 first potatoes planted in Hawaii  

1820  1st potatoes planted in Hawaii on August - 07.  

1823  On this day in history faustina Hasse Hodges, composer  

1826  Carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi) on August - 07.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 07 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 August - 07 the birth of Mata Hari, Dutch born dancer and spy  

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

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

1879  J J Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07) on August - 07.  

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 this day in history.  

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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  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 August - 07 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 this day in history.  

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

0479  On August - 07 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 August - 07.  

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

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