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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Saturday, 25 October 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 August - 07.  

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

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

1941  On this day in history radindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80  

1942  On August - 07 american marines begin assault on Guadalcanal  

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

1942  On this day in history 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 this day in history red Army recaptures Bogodukov  

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

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

1944  On August - 07 anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter  

1946  First coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized on this day in history.  

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 August - 07 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns  

1949  On August - 07 "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 perfs  

1950  On August - 07 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  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 this day in history.  

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

1955  Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel on August - 07.  

1956  On August - 07 boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans  

1957  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

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

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

1959  Explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space on August - 07.  

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  On August - 07 students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches  

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  Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on this day in history.  

1560  On August - 07 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  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  Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine on this day in history.  

1106  Henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54 on August - 07.  

1485  On August - 07 death of alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince  

1547  On August - 07 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 this day in history.