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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

1940  Churchill recognizes De Gaulle govt in exile on August - 07.  

1940  Marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place) on August - 07.  

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

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

1941  Radindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80 on August - 07.  

1942  American marines begin assault on Guadalcanal on August - 07.  

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 August - 07 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  On this day in history anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter  

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

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

1947  On this day in history balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef  

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 August - 07.  

1950  Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League on August - 07.  

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 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 August - 07 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1957  Oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, dies at 65 on August - 07.  

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 August - 07.  

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

1960  On this day in history students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches  

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  Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316) was born on August - 07.  

1533  Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on August - 07.  

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 August - 07.  

1598  On August - 07 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 August - 07 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 August - 07.  

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  Death of Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince on this day in history.  

1547  On this day in history cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies  

1609  Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60 on August - 07.  

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