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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Monday, 21 April 2014

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  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 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  On this day in history 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is  

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

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

1943  On this day in history red Army recaptures Bogodukov  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  On this day in history boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans  

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 this day in history 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  On this day in history armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75  

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

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

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

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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  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 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  Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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