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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Saturday, 30 May 2015

1960  On August - 07 ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France  

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

1961  On this day in history russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2  

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

1967  Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1969  On August - 07 joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63  

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

1970  First computer chess tournament on August - 07.  

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

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

1972  Joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer on August - 07.  

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

1974  Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center on August - 07.  

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

1976  On this day in history uS Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth  

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  On this day in history franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60  

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  On August - 07 675,000 employees strike AT&T  

1983  On August - 07 first World Track & Field Championships  

1984  On this day in history esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48  

1985  On this day in history grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58  

1987  5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala on this day in history.  

1987  Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39o F (4o C) Bering Sea on August - 07.  

1987  On this day in history 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 August - 07.  

1990  Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88 on August - 07.  

1991  Billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies on this day in history.  

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  On August - 07 birth of robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649)  

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  Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian was born on August - 07.  

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  On this day in history death of emperor Yūryaku of Japan  

1033  Death of Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine on August - 07.  

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

1609  On August - 07 eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60  

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