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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Thursday, 23 October 2014

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 August - 07 551 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 August - 07.  

1942  On August - 07 american marines begin assault on Guadalcanal  

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

1942  Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke) on August - 07.  

1942  On this day in history richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43  

1943  Red Army recaptures Bogodukov on this day in history.  

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

1944  On this day in history 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  First coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized on August - 07.  

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 August - 07.  

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

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

1953  On this day in history 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 August - 07.  

1957  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on August - 07.  

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 August - 07.  

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 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 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  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  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  Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules) was born on this day in history.  

1726  On August - 07 birth of james Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790)  

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

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  On August - 07 death of majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)  

0479  On August - 07 death of emperor Yūryaku of Japan  

1033  Death of Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine on August - 07.  

1106  On this day in history 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  Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies on this day in history.  

1609  On August - 07 eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60  

1613  On this day in history death of thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)