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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Sunday, 26 April 2015

1782  On this day in history george Washington creates Order of Purple Heart  

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 this day in history.  

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.  

1818  Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist on this day in history.  

1819  Battle of Boyac ; Bolvar defeats Spanish in Colombia on this day in history.  

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

1820  On this day in history first potatoes planted in Hawaii  

1820  1st potatoes planted in Hawaii on August - 07.  

1823  Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer on this day in history.  

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 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 August - 07.  

1846  Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, dies at 76 on August - 07.  

1858  Ottawa chosen as the capital of Canada by British Queen Victoria on August - 07.  

1867  Battle of Moorefield, WV on this day in history.  

1867  On August - 07 emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist  

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 this day in history 19 kittens, born to Tarawood Antigone (4 still born)  

1872  On this day in history 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  On this day in history the opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester.  

1879  J J Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07) on this day in history.  

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

1882  Hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded. Many dead on August - 07.  

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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  On this day in history birth of alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)  

1560  On this day in history 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  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  Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian was born on this day in history.  

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  On August - 07 death of alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince  

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

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

1613  On August - 07 death of thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)