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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Sunday, 29 March 2015

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

1960  On August - 07 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  Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2 on this day in history.  

1962  On August - 07 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  On August - 07 joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63  

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

1970  First computer chess tournament on this day in history.  

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

1971  Apollo 15 returns to Earth on August - 07.  

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

1973  On August - 07 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 this day in history.  

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

1976  Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86 on August - 07.  

1978  Thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI on this day in history.  

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

1983  First World Track & Field Championships on August - 07.  

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

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

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

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

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  Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia on this day in history.  

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 August - 07.  

1992  John Anderson, actor, dies of heart attack at 69 on this day in history.  

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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 August - 07.  

1560  Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614) was born on this day in history.  

1574  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian  

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 August - 07 death of emperor Yūryaku of Japan  

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

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 August - 07.  

1547  On this day in history cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies  

1609  Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60 on August - 07.  

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