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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

1940  Churchill recognizes De Gaulle govt in exile on August - 07.  

1940  Marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place) on August - 07.  

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

1941  On this day in history thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86)  

1941  Radindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80 on August - 07.  

1942  On August - 07 american marines begin assault on Guadalcanal  

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

1942  On August - 07 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  Red Army recaptures Bogodukov on August - 07.  

1943  On August - 07 gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle  

1944  On this day in history german counterattacks at Avranches "bottleneck." Allies successfully defend advances and continue to sweep Brittany.  

1944  Anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter on August - 07.  

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

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

1947  On August - 07 balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef  

1948  1st Dutch government of Beel resigns on this day in history.  

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 August - 07.  

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 August - 07.  

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

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

1957  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on August - 07.  

1957  On this day in history oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, dies at 65  

1959  Explorer 6 transmits first TV photo of Earth from space on this day in history.  

1959  On this day in history explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space  

1959  Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75 on August - 07.  

1960  On this day in history ivory Coast gains independence from France  

1960  Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches on August - 07.  

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 August - 07.  

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

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

1726  James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790) was born on this day in history.  

1742  Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General was born on August - 07.  

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 August - 07.  

0479  On August - 07 death of emperor Yūryaku of Japan  

1033  On this day in history death of frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine  

1106  On this day in history henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54  

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

1547  Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies on August - 07.  

1609  On this day in history eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60  

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

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