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Historical Events For August - 07

Monday, 24 July 2017

1960  Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France on August - 07.  

1960  On this day in history vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60  

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

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

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

1962  On this day in history morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49  

1967  On August - 07 max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75  

1969  Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1970  On this day in history 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif  

1970  On August - 07 first computer chess tournament  

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1970  ... Haley, US judge, shot dead on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history apollo 15 returns to Earth  

1972  On August - 07 joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer  

1973  On this day in history jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies  

1974  On this day in history philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center  

1976  Scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars on this day in history.  

1976  US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth on August - 07.  

1976  Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1978  Thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI on August - 07.  

1978  Franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60 on August - 07.  

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

1983  On this day in history 675,000 employees strike AT&T  

1983  On August - 07 first World Track & Field Championships  

1984  Esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1985  Grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58 on August - 07.  

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

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

1987  On this day in history camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87  

1988  On this day in history writers guild end their 6 months strike  

1989  On this day in history mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia  

1990  On August - 07 saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion  

1990  Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88 on this day in history.  

1991  Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies on August - 07.  

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  On this day in history birth of princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)  

1533  Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on this day in history.  

1560  Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614) was born on August - 07.  

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

1746  On August - 07 birth of daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian  

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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 this day in history.  

0479  On this day in history 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 August - 07.  

1547  On August - 07 cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies  

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

1613  Death of Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544) on this day in history.  

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