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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Friday, 03 July 2015

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  On August - 07 russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2  

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

1962  USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR on August - 07.  

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 this day in history joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63  

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

1970  On this day in history first computer chess tournament  

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

1971  Apollo 15 returns to Earth on August - 07.  

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

1973  Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies on this day in history.  

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

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 August - 07 cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86  

1978  On this day in history 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 August - 07.  

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

1983  On this day in history first World Track & Field Championships  

1984  On August - 07 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  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 August - 07 writers guild end their 6 months strike  

1989  Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia on August - 07.  

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

1990  On this day in history eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88  

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

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 this day in history.  

1574  Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649) was born on August - 07.  

1598  Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules) was born on this day in history.  

1726  On August - 07 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 August - 07.  

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 this day in history death of emperor Yūryaku of Japan  

1033  On August - 07 death of frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine  

1106  Henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54 on August - 07.  

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

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