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Historical Events In August - 07

Friday, 03 July 2020

1782  George Washington creates Order of Purple Heart on this day in history.  

1783  John Heathcoat, inventor (lace-making machinery) on August - 07.  

1786  On this day in history friedrich Schwindl, composer, dies at 49  

1789  US War Department established on August - 07.  

1789  Congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service on August - 07.  

1798  On August - 07 johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65  

1799  On August - 07 john Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58  

1802  On this day in history napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti)  

1814  Pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits on August - 07.  

1816  Dionysius G van der Keessel, Dut lawyer (Theses selectae), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1818  On this day in history henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist  

1819  Battle of Boyac ; Bol­var defeats Spanish in Colombia on this day in history.  

1819  Battle of BoyacĂĄ; BolĂ­var defeats Spanish in Colombia on this day in history.  

1820  On August - 07 first potatoes planted in Hawaii  

1820  1st potatoes planted in Hawaii on August - 07.  

1823  On August - 07 faustina Hasse Hodges, composer  

1826  Carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi) on August - 07.  

1829  On this day in history thomas Ewing Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1896  

1833  On this day in history powell Clayton, Brig General (Union volunteers)/(Gov-R-Ark)  

1836  Evander McIvor Law, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1920 on this day in history.  

1846  On this day in history johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, dies at 76  

1858  On August - 07 ottawa chosen as the capital of Canada by British Queen Victoria  

1867  Battle of Moorefield, WV on August - 07.  

1867  Emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist on this day in history.  

1867  Ira F Aldridge, US actor (Othello/Shylock), dies in Lodes Poland at 63 on August - 07.  

1868  On this day in history granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)  

1870  On August - 07 19 kittens, born to Tarawood Antigone (4 still born)  

1872  Andries C D de Graeff, governor-general of Neth Indies (1926-31) on this day in history.  

1876  The birth of Mata Hari, Dutch born dancer and spy on this day in history.  

1876  On August - 07 mata Hari, [Margaretha G Zelle], dancer/courtesan/spy (WW I)  

1879  On this day in history the opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester.  

1879  On this day in history j J Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07)  

1880  On this day in history ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology (sexual hormones)  

1882  Hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded. Many dead on this day in history.  

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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 ZĂșñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)  

1560  On this day in history birth of elizabeth BĂĄthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614)  

1574  On this day in history birth of robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649)  

1598  On August - 07 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  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  

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Famous Deaths In August - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0461  Death of Majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420) on August - 07.  

0479  Death of Emperor YĆ«ryaku 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 August - 07.  

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  On this day in history death of thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)  

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