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Historical Events For August - 07

Thursday, 30 March 2017

1960  On this day in history ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France  

1960  Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1961  Russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on August - 07.  

1961  On August - 07 cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2  

1962  On this day in history uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR  

1962  Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75  

1969  Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63 on August - 07.  

1970  4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif on August - 07.  

1970  On August - 07 first computer chess tournament  

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1970  ... Haley, US judge, shot dead on August - 07.  

1971  Apollo 15 returns to Earth on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer  

1973  Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies on August - 07.  

1974  Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center on this day in history.  

1976  On August - 07 scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars  

1976  US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86  

1978  On August - 07 thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI  

1978  Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1979  The first day of trading in British Columbia Resources Investment Corporation (BCRIC) shares, everyone in the province got 5 shares from the government on this day in history.  

1983  675,000 employees strike AT&T on August - 07.  

1983  First World Track & Field Championships on this day in history.  

1984  Esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48 on August - 07.  

1985  On August - 07 grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58  

1987  On August - 07 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala  

1987  Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39o F (4o C) Bering Sea on this day in history.  

1987  On August - 07 camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87  

1988  Writers guild end their 6 months strike on this day in history.  

1989  On August - 07 mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia  

1990  Saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion on this day in history.  

1990  On August - 07 eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88  

1991  On this day in history billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies  

1992  On August - 07 john Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69  

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

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 August - 07.  

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  On August - 07 death of majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)  

0479  On August - 07 death of emperor Yūryaku of Japan  

1033  Death of Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine on this day in history.  

1106  On this day in history 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  On August - 07 cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies  

1609  Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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

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