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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

1940  Churchill recognizes De Gaulle govt in exile on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place)  

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

1941  On this day in history thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86)  

1941  On this day in history radindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80  

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

1942  1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is on this day in history.  

1942  On this day in history anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)  

1942  Richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43 on this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history red Army recaptures Bogodukov  

1943  Gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1944  German counterattacks at Avranches "bottleneck." Allies successfully defend advances and continue to sweep Brittany on this day in history.  

1944  Anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter on this day in history.  

1946  On this day in history first coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized  

1946  1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized on this day in history.  

1947  Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns  

1949  "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 perfs on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1953  Eastern Airlines enters the jet age, uses Electra prop-jet on this day in history.  

1953  Eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet on this day in history.  

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

1955  On this day in history bar-Ilan University founded in Israel  

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

1957  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1957  Oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1959  Explorer 6 transmits first TV photo of Earth from space on this day in history.  

1959  Explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space on this day in history.  

1959  Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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

1960  Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history 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  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  Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649) was born on this day in history.  

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  Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of emperor Yūryaku of Japan  

1033  Death of Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies  

1609  On this day in history eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60  

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