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.

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