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Historical Events Happened In August - 07

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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

1960  Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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

1967  On this day in history max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75  

1969  Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1970  On this day in history 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  On this day in history joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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  Grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87  

1988  On this day in history writers guild end their 6 months strike  

1989  On this day in history 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  Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88 on this day in history.  

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

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

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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  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 this day in history.  

1726  James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790) was born on this day in history.  

1742  On this day in history birth of nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General  

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  Death of Majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420) on this day in history.  

0479  Death of Emperor Yūryaku of Japan on this day in history.  

1033  On this day in history death of frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine  

1106  On this day in history henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54  

1485  Death of Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince on this day in history.  

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

1609  Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1613  Death of Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544) on this day in history.