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Historical Events For August - 07

Friday, 24 February 2017

1940  On August - 07 churchill recognizes De Gaulle govt in exile  

1940  On August - 07 marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place)  

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  American marines begin assault on Guadalcanal on August - 07.  

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

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

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.  

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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 August - 07.  

1944  Anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter on this day in history.  

1946  On this day in history first coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized  

1946  On August - 07 1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized  

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  On this day in history "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  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  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 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 this day in history.  

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 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 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  Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316) was born on this day in history.  

1533  Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on August - 07.  

1560  Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614) was born on this day in history.  

1574  Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649) was born on this day in history.  

1598  On August - 07 birth of georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)  

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

1742  On August - 07 birth of nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General  

1746  Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian was born on this day in history.  

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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 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 August - 07.  

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