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Historical Events In August - 07

Friday, 20 May 2022

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

1783  On this day in history john Heathcoat, inventor (lace-making machinery)  

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

1789  On August - 07 uS War Department established  

1789  Congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service on this day in history.  

1798  Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1799  On this day in history 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 August - 07.  

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

1819  Battle of Boyac ; Bol­var defeats Spanish in Colombia on August - 07.  

1819  On August - 07 battle of BoyacĂĄ; BolĂ­var defeats Spanish in Colombia  

1820  First potatoes planted in Hawaii on August - 07.  

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

1823  Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer on August - 07.  

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

1829  Thomas Ewing Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1896 on this day in history.  

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 August - 07.  

1846  On August - 07 johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, dies at 76  

1858  On this day in history ottawa chosen as the capital of Canada by British Queen Victoria  

1867  On August - 07 battle of Moorefield, WV  

1867  Emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist on August - 07.  

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

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 this day in history mata Hari, [Margaretha G Zelle], dancer/courtesan/spy (WW I)  

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

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

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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  Alonso de Ercilla y ZĂșñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on August - 07.  

1560  On August - 07 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  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  Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian was born on August - 07.  

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 YĆ«ryaku of Japan  

1033  On August - 07 death of frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine  

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 this day in history.  

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

1609  On this day in history eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60  

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

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