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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Wednesday, 23 July 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  Friedrich Schwindl, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1789  On this day in history uS War Department established  

1789  On this day in history congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service  

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

1799  On this day in history john Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58  

1802  Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1819  On this day in history battle of Boyacá; Bolívar defeats Spanish in Colombia  

1820  On this day in history first potatoes planted in Hawaii  

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  Thomas Ewing Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1896 on this day in history.  

1833  Powell Clayton, Brig General (Union volunteers)/(Gov-R-Ark) on this day in history.  

1836  On this day in history evander McIvor Law, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1920  

1846  On this day in history johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, dies at 76  

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  Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony) on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1533  Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on this day in history.  

1560  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)  

1726  James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790) was born on this day in history.  

1742  Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General was born on this day in history.  

1746  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1547  On this day in history cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies  

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)