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Historical Events In August - 07

Tuesday, 04 October 2022

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

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  On this day in history thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86)  

1941  On this day in history radindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80  

1942  American marines begin assault on Guadalcanal on August - 07.  

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

1942  On this day in history anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)  

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

1943  On August - 07 red Army recaptures Bogodukov  

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  First coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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 August - 07.  

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  On this day in history eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet  

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  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  On August - 07 explorer 6 transmits first TV photo of Earth from space  

1959  On this day in history explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space  

1959  On August - 07 armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75  

1960  On August - 07 ivory Coast gains independence from France  

1960  Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1746  Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian was born on this day in history.  

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 Yūryaku of Japan on this day in history.  

1033  Death of Frederick II, duke of Upper Lorraine on August - 07.  

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 this day in history.  

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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