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Historical Events In August - 07

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1940  On this day in history churchill recognizes De Gaulle govt in exile  

1940  On August - 07 marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place)  

1941  551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania on August - 07.  

1941  On August - 07 thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86)  

1941  On August - 07 radindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80  

1942  American marines begin assault on Guadalcanal on this day in history.  

1942  1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is on August - 07.  

1942  Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke) on this day in history.  

1942  Richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43 on this day in history.  

1943  Red Army recaptures Bogodukov on this day in history.  

1943  On August - 07 gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle  

1944  On this day in history german counterattacks at Avranches "bottleneck." Allies successfully defend advances and continue to sweep Brittany.  

1944  Anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter on August - 07.  

1946  On this day in history first coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized  

1946  On this day in history 1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized  

1947  Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns  

1949  On August - 07 "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 perfs  

1950  Cabinet decides to recruit and create a special Canadian armed force of 5,000 men for service with United Nations in Korea on this day in history.  

1950  On August - 07 police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League  

1951  Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph on this day in history.  

1953  Eastern Airlines enters the jet age, uses Electra prop-jet on August - 07.  

1953  Eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet on this day in history.  

1954  "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances on this day in history.  

1955  Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel on August - 07.  

1956  On this day in history boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans  

1957  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1957  Oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, dies at 65 on August - 07.  

1959  Explorer 6 transmits first TV photo of Earth from space on this day in history.  

1959  On August - 07 explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space  

1959  Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1960  Ivory Coast gains independence from France on August - 07.  

1960  On August - 07 students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches  

1960  The Ivory Coast gains independence from France on August - 07.  

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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 August - 07 birth of alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)  

1560  Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (d. 1614) was born on this day in history.  

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  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 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 this day in history death of majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420)  

0479  On August - 07 death of emperor Yūryaku of Japan  

1033  On August - 07 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 August - 07 cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies  

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

1613  On August - 07 death of thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)  

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