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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Thursday, 11 February 2016

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  US War Department established on August - 07.  

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

1798  On August - 07 johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65  

1799  John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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

1823  Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer on August - 07.  

1826  On August - 07 carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi)  

1829  Thomas Ewing Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1896 on August - 07.  

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 07.  

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 August - 07.  

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 this day in history mata Hari, [Margaretha G Zelle], dancer/courtesan/spy (WW I)  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1726  On this day in history birth of james Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790)  

1742  On August - 07 birth of nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General  

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 August - 07.  

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

1613  Death of Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544) on this day in history.  

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