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Historical Events In August - 07

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

1782  On this day in history george Washington creates Order of Purple Heart  

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

1786  Friedrich Schwindl, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1789  On this day in history uS War Department established  

1789  On this day in history congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service  

1798  Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65 on August - 07.  

1799  On this day in history john Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58  

1802  Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti) on August - 07.  

1814  On this day in history pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits  

1816  On this day in history dionysius G van der Keessel, Dut lawyer (Theses selectae), dies at 77  

1818  On August - 07 henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist  

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

1819  On this day in history battle of BoyacĂĄ; BolĂ­var defeats Spanish in Colombia  

1820  On this day in history first potatoes planted in Hawaii  

1820  1st potatoes planted in Hawaii on this day in history.  

1823  On August - 07 faustina Hasse Hodges, composer  

1826  On this day in history carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi)  

1829  Thomas Ewing Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1896 on August - 07.  

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

1836  On this day in history evander McIvor Law, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1920  

1846  Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

1867  Battle of Moorefield, WV on August - 07.  

1867  On August - 07 emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist  

1867  Ira F Aldridge, US actor (Othello/Shylock), dies in Lodes Poland at 63 on this day in history.  

1868  Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony) on this day in history.  

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  On August - 07 the birth of Mata Hari, Dutch born dancer and spy  

1876  Mata Hari, [Margaretha G Zelle], dancer/courtesan/spy (WW I) on this day in history.  

1879  The opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester on August - 07.  

1879  J J Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07) on August - 07.  

1880  On August - 07 ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology (sexual hormones)  

1882  Hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded. Many dead on August - 07.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 07

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1282  On this day in history 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 August - 07 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  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 August - 07 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  On August - 07 death of majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)  

0479  On this day in history death of emperor YĆ«ryaku of Japan  

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

1106  On August - 07 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 August - 07.  

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

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