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Historical Events In August - 07

Monday, 24 January 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 August - 07.  

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

1941  Thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86) on August - 07.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1942  On August - 07 richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43  

1943  Red Army recaptures Bogodukov on August - 07.  

1943  Gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1944  German counterattacks at Avranches "bottleneck." Allies successfully defend advances and continue to sweep Brittany on August - 07.  

1944  On this day in history anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter  

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

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 August - 07.  

1948  On August - 07 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns  

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

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

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

1951  Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph on August - 07.  

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

1953  On August - 07 eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet  

1954  On August - 07 "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances  

1955  On this day in history bar-Ilan University founded in Israel  

1956  On August - 07 boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans  

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

1957  Oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel & Hardy, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

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

1959  On this day in history armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75  

1960  On this day in history ivory Coast gains independence from France  

1960  On August - 07 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 August - 07.  

1533  On August - 07 birth of alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595)  

1560  On August - 07 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  On this day in history birth of georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)  

1726  James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790) was born on August - 07.  

1742  Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General was born on this day in history.  

1746  On August - 07 birth of daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian  

Famous Deaths In August - 07

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0461  Death of Majorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (b. 420) on this day in history.  

0479  On August - 07 death of emperor Yūryaku of Japan  

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 this day in history.  

1609  On August - 07 eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60  

1613  Death of Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544) on this day in history.  

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