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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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

1783  John Heathcoat, inventor (lace-making machinery) on August - 07.  

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

1789  US War Department established on this day in history.  

1789  Congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service on this day in history.  

1798  On August - 07 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 August - 07.  

1814  On August - 07 pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits  

1816  Dionysius G van der Keessel, Dut lawyer (Theses selectae), dies at 77 on August - 07.  

1818  Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist on this day in history.  

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

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

1820  On this day in history first potatoes planted in Hawaii  

1820  On August - 07 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  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  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  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 this day in history.  

1868  On August - 07 granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)  

1870  19 kittens, born to Tarawood Antigone (4 still born) on August - 07.  

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 August - 07.  

1876  Mata Hari, [Margaretha G Zelle], dancer/courtesan/spy (WW I) on this day in history.  

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

1879  On August - 07 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  Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316) was born on August - 07.  

1533  On this day in history 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 August - 07.  

1574  Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649) was born on this day in history.  

1598  Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules) was born on August - 07.  

1726  On August - 07 birth of james Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790)  

1742  On August - 07 birth of nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General  

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  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  Henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54 on August - 07.  

1485  On this day in history death of alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince  

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.