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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Friday, 04 September 2015

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1962  Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1967  Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75 on August - 07.  

1969  Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63 on August - 07.  

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

1970  First computer chess tournament on this day in history.  

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

1971  On this day in history apollo 15 returns to Earth  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1976  US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth on this day in history.  

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

1978  On August - 07 thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI  

1978  On August - 07 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  675,000 employees strike AT&T on August - 07.  

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

1984  On August - 07 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 this day in history.  

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

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 August - 07 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 this day in history.  

1990  On August - 07 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 this day in history 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  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  On this day in history birth of elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614)  

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

1598  On this day in history birth of georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)  

1726  On August - 07 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  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 this day in history.  

1485  On August - 07 death of alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince  

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

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)  

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