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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Monday, 05 October 2015

1960  Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1961  Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on this day in history.  

1962  USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

1962  On August - 07 morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49  

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

1969  On this day in history joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63  

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

1970  On this day in history first computer chess tournament  

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 this day in history.  

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

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  Thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 this day in history 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 August - 07.  

1987  Camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87 on August - 07.  

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  On this day in history saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion  

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

1991  On August - 07 billy James, comedian/singer (Women at Play, Lusty Business), dies  

1992  John Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69 on August - 07.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 07

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1282  On August - 07 birth of princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)  

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  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 this day in history.  

1726  On this day in history birth of james Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790)  

1742  On August - 07 birth of nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General  

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

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  On this day in history 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  On August - 07 death of alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince  

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.  


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