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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Sunday, 01 March 2015

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

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

1941  551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania on August - 07.  

1941  On August - 07 thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86)  

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

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

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

1942  Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke) on this day in history.  

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 August - 07.  

1943  On this day in history gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle  

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

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 this day in history.  

1947  Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef on August - 07.  

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

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 August - 07.  

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 August - 07.  

1959  On August - 07 explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space  

1959  On August - 07 armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75  

1960  On August - 07 ivory Coast gains independence from France  

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

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 this day in history.  

1533  On this day in history birth of alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)  

1560  Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614) was born on August - 07.  

1574  On this day in history birth of robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649)  

1598  Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules) was born on August - 07.  

1726  On this day in history birth of james Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790)  

1742  On this day in history birth of nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General  

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

0479  Death of Emperor Yūryaku of Japan on August - 07.  

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