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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Thursday, 18 December 2014

1782  On August - 07 george Washington creates Order of Purple Heart  

1783  John Heathcoat, inventor (lace-making machinery) on this day in history.  

1786  On August - 07 friedrich Schwindl, composer, dies at 49  

1789  On this day in history uS War Department established  

1789  Congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service on August - 07.  

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  On this day in history 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 August - 07.  

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

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

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 August - 07 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 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  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 this day in history.  

1880  Ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology (sexual hormones) on August - 07.  

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 this day in history.  

1560  Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 August - 07 death of majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)  

0479  On August - 07 death of emperor Yūryaku of Japan  

1033  Death of Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine on August - 07.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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)