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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Thursday, 18 September 2014

1940  On this day in history churchill recognizes De Gaulle govt in exile  

1940  Marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place) on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history 551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania  

1941  Thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86) on August - 07.  

1941  Radindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1942  American marines begin assault on Guadalcanal on this day in history.  

1942  1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is on August - 07.  

1942  On August - 07 anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)  

1942  On August - 07 richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43  

1943  On this day in history red Army recaptures Bogodukov  

1943  Gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle on August - 07.  

1944  On August - 07 german counterattacks at Avranches "bottleneck." Allies successfully defend advances and continue to sweep Brittany.  

1944  On August - 07 anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter  

1946  On August - 07 first coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized  

1946  On August - 07 1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized  

1947  On August - 07 balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef  

1948  1st Dutch government of Beel resigns on August - 07.  

1949  On August - 07 "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 perfs  

1950  On this day in history cabinet decides to recruit and create a special Canadian armed force of 5,000 men for service with United Nations in Korea.  

1950  On this day in history police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League  

1951  Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph on August - 07.  

1953  On August - 07 eastern Airlines enters the jet age, uses Electra prop-jet  

1953  Eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet on August - 07.  

1954  On this day in history "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances  

1955  Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel on August - 07.  

1956  Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans on this day in history.  

1957  On August - 07 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1957  On this day in history oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, dies at 65  

1959  On August - 07 explorer 6 transmits first TV photo of Earth from space  

1959  On this day in history explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space  

1959  On this day in history armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75  

1960  On this day in history ivory Coast gains independence from France  

1960  Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches on August - 07.  

1960  On August - 07 the Ivory Coast gains independence from France  

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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 August - 07.  

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

1574  On August - 07 birth of robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649)  

1598  On August - 07 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  Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian was born on August - 07.  

Famous Deaths In August - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0461  Death of Majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420) on this day in history.  

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

1033  On August - 07 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 this day in history 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.