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Historical Events In August - 07

Monday, 30 November 2020

1940  Churchill recognizes De Gaulle govt in exile on August - 07.  

1940  Marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place) on this day in history.  

1941  551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania on this day in history.  

1941  Thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86) on this day in history.  

1941  Radindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80 on August - 07.  

1942  On August - 07 american marines begin assault on Guadalcanal  

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

1942  Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke) on August - 07.  

1942  Richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43 on August - 07.  

1943  Red Army recaptures Bogodukov on this day in history.  

1943  Gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle on August - 07.  

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

1944  On August - 07 anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter  

1946  On August - 07 first coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized  

1946  1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized on August - 07.  

1947  On this day in history balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef  

1948  1st Dutch government of Beel resigns on August - 07.  

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 August - 07.  

1950  Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph  

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  On August - 07 bar-Ilan University founded in Israel  

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

1957  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

1957  On August - 07 oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, dies at 65  

1959  Explorer 6 transmits first TV photo of Earth from space on August - 07.  

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  On this day in history ivory Coast gains independence from France  

1960  On this day in history students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches  

1960  On this day in history the Ivory Coast gains independence from France  

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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 August - 07.  

1574  Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649) was born on this day in history.  

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

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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  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  On this day in history death of alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince  

1547  Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies on August - 07.  

1609  Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60 on August - 07.  

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

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