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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Monday, 21 April 2014

1882  On this day in history hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded or die  

1883  On this day in history j Ringelnatz, writer  

1884  Germany annexes Angra Pequena (Southwest-Africa) on this day in history.  

1885  On this day in history 5 German warships anchor at Zanzibar  

1885  Billie Burke, Washington DC, actress (Glinda-Wizard of Oz) on this day in history.  

1885  On this day in history antony EJ Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83), dies at 46  

1886  Louis Hazeltine, inventor (neutrodyne circuit, making radio possible) on this day in history.  

1887  Jan HA Eman, Aruban politician on this day in history.  

1888  On this day in history patent for revolving door granted  

1888  Theophilus Van Kannel of Phila patents revolving door on this day in history.  

1893  On this day in history 53rd Congress (1893-95) convenes  

1893  Alfredo Catalani, composer, dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1895  Edward Gill, baseball player on this day in history.  

1897  Franz J Weinrich, [Heinrich Lerse], German writer (Himmlisches) on this day in history.  

1899  Ricci Riano, England on this day in history.  

1900  Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history taylor Caldwell, novelist  

1903  The birth of Louis Leakey, British archaeologist on this day in history.  

1903  Louis Leakey, anthropologist (1964 Richard Hooper Medal) on this day in history.  

1904  Train derailed on bridge in Eden Colo during a flash flood, kills 96 on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history ralph J Bunche, founder/diplomat (UN) (Nobel 1950)  

1906  Gerhard Frommel, composer on this day in history.  

1907  Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history ben Carter, NYC, actor (Dark Alibi, Dressed to Kill)  

1909  US issues 1st Lincoln penny on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history r Nicholas Ray, Galesville WI, director (Rebel Without a Cause)  

1912  Progressive (Bull Moose) Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for pres on this day in history.  

1913  David Popper, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1914  British Gloucester vs German Breslau/Goeben off Greece on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history ted Moore, South Africa, cinematographer (James Bond)  

1914  B B (Bransby) Cooper, cricketer (Test for Australia), dies on this day in history.  

1915  Charge of Australian Light Horse Brigade at the Nek, Gallipoli on this day in history.  

1915  Crpl. Cyril Royston Guyton BASSETT, NZ Divisional Signals, NZ Engineers won the Victoria Cross at Chunuk Bair, on the Gallipoli Peninsula on this day in history.  

1915  Assault up Russell's Top at Gallipolis, 232 Australians die on this day in history.  

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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  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  On this day in history birth of georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)  

1726  On this day in history 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 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  On this day in history death of majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)  

0479  Death of Emperor Yūryaku of Japan on this day in history.  

1033  On this day in history death of frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine  

1106  On this day in history henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54  

1485  On this day in history death of alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince  

1547  Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies on this day in history.  

1609  Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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