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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Saturday, 02 August 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  551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania on this day in history.  

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

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

1944  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  Cabinet decides to recruit and create a special Canadian armed force of 5,000 men for service with United Nations in Korea on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League  

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

1960  On this day in history students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches  

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

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  Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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  Death of Emperor Yūryaku of Japan on this day in history.  

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

1613  On this day in history death of thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)