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Historical Events For August - 07

Thursday, 23 March 2017

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

1783  On August - 07 john Heathcoat, inventor (lace-making machinery)  

1786  On this day in history friedrich Schwindl, composer, dies at 49  

1789  US War Department established on August - 07.  

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

1798  Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65 on August - 07.  

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  On August - 07 pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits  

1816  Dionysius G van der Keessel, Dut lawyer (Theses selectae), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history 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 August - 07 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 August - 07.  

1836  Evander McIvor Law, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1920 on August - 07.  

1846  On August - 07 johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, dies at 76  

1858  On August - 07 ottawa chosen as the capital of Canada by British Queen Victoria  

1867  Battle of Moorefield, WV on August - 07.  

1867  Emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist on August - 07.  

1867  Ira F Aldridge, US actor (Othello/Shylock), dies in Lodes Poland at 63 on August - 07.  

1868  Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony) on this day in history.  

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 August - 07.  

1876  The birth of Mata Hari, Dutch born dancer and spy on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1880  On August - 07 ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology (sexual hormones)  

1882  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1533  Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on August - 07.  

1560  On August - 07 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  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 August - 07.  

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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 August - 07 death of frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine  

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

1485  Death of Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince on this day in history.  

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

1609  Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60 on August - 07.  

1613  Death of Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544) on August - 07.  

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