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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Thursday, 02 October 2014

1940  On August - 07 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 this day in history.  

1941  On August - 07 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 August - 07 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  Red Army recaptures Bogodukov on this day in history.  

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

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

1944  On this day in history anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter  

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

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

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  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 August - 07 police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League  

1951  On this day in history douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph  

1953  On this day in history eastern Airlines enters the jet age, uses Electra prop-jet  

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

1954  "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances on August - 07.  

1955  Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel on this day in history.  

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  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  Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75 on August - 07.  

1960  Ivory Coast gains independence from France on this day in history.  

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

1960  The Ivory Coast gains independence from France 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 August - 07.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1742  Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General was born on August - 07.  

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

1613  Death of Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544) on August - 07.