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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Sunday, 23 November 2014

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

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

1786  On August - 07 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 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 August - 07.  

1814  Pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits on August - 07.  

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

1818  Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist on August - 07.  

1819  Battle of Boyac ; Bolvar defeats Spanish in Colombia on August - 07.  

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

1820  First potatoes planted in Hawaii on August - 07.  

1820  1st potatoes planted in Hawaii on this day in history.  

1823  Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer on August - 07.  

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

1867  On this day in history battle of Moorefield, WV  

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  On this day in history granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)  

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

1872  Andries C D de Graeff, governor-general of Neth Indies (1926-31) on August - 07.  

1876  On this day in history 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 August - 07 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 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  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 Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)  

1560  On August - 07 birth of elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614)  

1574  Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649) was born on August - 07.  

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

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 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 August - 07.  

0479  Death of Emperor Yūryaku 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  Death of Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince on this day in history.  

1547  On August - 07 cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies  

1609  On August - 07 eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60  

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