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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Friday, 30 January 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 August - 07.  

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  On this day in history american marines begin assault on Guadalcanal  

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

1942  On August - 07 anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)  

1942  Richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43 on August - 07.  

1943  Red Army recaptures Bogodukov on this day in history.  

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

1947  Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef on this day in history.  

1948  On August - 07 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 this day in history.  

1951  Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph on this day in history.  

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

1953  On August - 07 eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet  

1954  "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances on this day in history.  

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  On August - 07 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1957  Oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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  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  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  On August - 07 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  On August - 07 birth of robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649)  

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

1746  On August - 07 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  On August - 07 death of frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine  

1106  On August - 07 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  Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies on August - 07.  

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

1613  Death of Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544) on August - 07.