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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Friday, 01 August 2014

1782  George Washington creates Order of Purple Heart on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history uS War Department established  

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  On this day in history john Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58  

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  On this day in history battle of BoyacĂĄ; BolĂ­var defeats Spanish in Colombia  

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

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

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

1876  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

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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 ZĂșñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)  

1560  Elizabeth BĂĄthory, 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 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  Death of Majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420) on this day in history.  

0479  Death of Emperor YĆ«ryaku of Japan on this day in history.  

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

1106  On this day in history 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  Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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