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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Friday, 30 January 2015

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

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  US War Department established on this day in history.  

1789  On August - 07 congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service  

1798  On this day in history johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65  

1799  John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58 on August - 07.  

1802  Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti) on August - 07.  

1814  On August - 07 pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits  

1816  On this day in history dionysius G van der Keessel, Dut lawyer (Theses selectae), dies at 77  

1818  On this day in history henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist  

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

1819  Battle of Boyacá; Bolívar defeats Spanish in Colombia on August - 07.  

1820  On August - 07 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  Carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi) on this day in history.  

1829  On this day in history 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  Evander McIvor Law, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1920 on August - 07.  

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  On this day in history battle of Moorefield, WV  

1867  On this day in history emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist  

1867  On this day in history ira F Aldridge, US actor (Othello/Shylock), dies in Lodes Poland at 63  

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

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

1872  On August - 07 andries C D de Graeff, governor-general of Neth Indies (1926-31)  

1876  On August - 07 the birth of Mata Hari, Dutch born dancer and spy  

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 this day in history.  

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

1880  On this day in history ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology (sexual hormones)  

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 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 August - 07 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 August - 07.  

1742  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)  

0479  Death of Emperor Yūryaku of Japan on August - 07.  

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  Death of Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince on August - 07.  

1547  On August - 07 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)