On This Day 7 August

Important Days

Important Events

1786 – The first federal Indian Reservation is created by the United States.

1791 – American troops destroy the Miami town of Kenapacomaqua near the site of present-day Logansport, Indiana in the Northwest Indian War.

1930 – The last confirmed lynching of blacks in the Northern United States occurs in Marion, Indiana; two men, Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, are killed.

1969 – Richard Nixon appoints Luis R. Bruce, a Mohawk-Oglala Sioux and co-founder of the National Congress of American Indians, as the new commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

1993 – Ada Deer, a Menominee activist, sworn in as the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1924 – Kenneth Kendall, Indian-English journalist and actor (d. 2012)

1988 – Anisa Mohammed, West Indian cricketer

Death/ Death Anniversary

1941 – Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)

2018 – M. Karunanidhi, Indian politician, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and prominent leader of Tamils (b. 1924)