7 August It Happened Today
1830 Louis Philippe “The Citizen King”, is proclaimed King of France.
1840 The British Parliament passes a law making it illegal to use children to sweep chimneys.
1913 American aviator Samuel Cody crashes his plane at Farnborough in England, becoming Britain’s first air fatality.
1931 Death of American musician Bix Beiderbecke.
1957 Death of Oliver Hardy, American comedy actor and member of the “Laurel and Hardy” comedy partnership.