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Historical Events In August - 07

Friday, 03 July 2020

1960  On August - 07 ivory Coast (C├┤te d'Ivoire) gains independence from France  

1960  Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60 on August - 07.  

1961  On this day in history russian Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2  

1961  On August - 07 cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2  

1962  USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.  

1962  Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1967  On August - 07 max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75  

1969  Joseph Kosma, composer, dies at 63 on August - 07.  

1970  On this day in history 4 killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif  

1970  First computer chess tournament on this day in history.  

1970  ... Haley, US judge, shot dead on this day in history.  

1971  On August - 07 apollo 15 returns to Earth  

1972  On August - 07 joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer  

1973  Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies on August - 07.  

1974  Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center on this day in history.  

1975  Typhoon Nina in China killing 229,000 people on this day in history.  

1975  On August - 07 typhoon NinaŚcontributed to Banqiao Dam failure in China killing 229,000 people  

1976  Scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history uS Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth  

1976  Cecil Weston, actor (Dude Ranch, Huckleberry Finn), dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1978  Thousands of mourners file past the body of Pope Paul VI on this day in history.  

1978  On August - 07 franz Alphons Wolpert, composer, dies at 60  

1979  On this day in history the first day of trading in British Columbia Resources Investment Corporation (BCRIC) shares, everyone in the province got 5 shares from the government  

1983  675,000 employees strike AT&T on this day in history.  

1983  First World Track & Field Championships on this day in history.  

1984  Esther Phillips, US singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1985  Grayson Hall, actor (Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 58 on August - 07.  

1987  On this day in history 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala  

1987  Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39o F (4o C) Bering Sea on August - 07.  

1987  On August - 07 camille Chamoun, president of Lebanon, dies at 87  

1988  On this day in history writers guild end their 6 months strike  

1989  Mickey Leland, (Rep-D-Tx), & 15 others dies in plane crash in Ethiopia on August - 07.  

1990  On this day in history saudi Arabia allows US troops on their soil to stop an Iraqi invasion  

1990  Eva Sully Block, actress (Kid Millions), dies of heart failure at 88 on this day in history.  

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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 Z├║├▒iga, Basque soldier and poet (d. 1595) was born on this day in history.  

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

1574  Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649) was born on August - 07.  

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  On August - 07 birth of nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General  

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

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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  On this day in history death of emperor Y┼źryaku 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  Cajetanus van Thiene, Italian saint, dies on this day in history.  

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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