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What Happened on August 7th This Day in History

Year Name
2008 The start of the Russo-Georgian War over the territory of South Ossetia.
1999 The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigade invades neighboring Dagestan.
1998 Bombings at United States embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya kill approximately 212 people.
1993 Ada Deer, a Menominee activist, sworn in as the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
1990 First American soldiers arrive in Saudi Arabia as part of the Gulf War.
1989 U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
1987 Lynne Cox becomes first person to swim from the United States to the Soviet Union, crossing the Bering Strait from Little Diomede Island in Alaska to Big Diomede in the Soviet Union
1985 Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.
1981 The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
1978 U.S. President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal due to toxic waste that had been disposed of negligently.
1976 Viking program: Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars.
1974 Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1,368 feet (417 m) in the air.
1970 California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
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.
1964 Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces.
1962 Canadian-born American pharmacologist Frances Oldham Kelsey awarded the U.S. President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service for her refusal to authorize thalidomide.
1960 Ivory Coast becomes independent from France.
1959 The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the "sheaves of wheat" design, and was minted until 2008.
1959 Explorer program: Explorer 6 launches from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
1955 Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, sells its first transistor radios in Japan.
1947 Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America.
1947 The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
1946 The government of the Soviet Union presented a note to its Turkish counterparts which refuted the latter's sovereignty over the Turkish Straits, thus beginning the Turkish Straits crisis.
1944 IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
1942 World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal begins as the United States Marines initiate the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.
1940 World War II: Alsace-Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich.
1938 The building of Mauthausen concentration camp begins.
1933 The Kingdom of Iraq slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Simele.
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.
1927 The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
1909 Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip, taking 59 days to travel from New York, New York to San Francisco, California.
1890 Anna Månsdotter becomes the last woman in Sweden to be executed, for the 1889 Yngsjö murder.
1879 The opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester, England.
1858 The first Australian rules football match is played between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College.
1819 Simón Bolívar triumphs over Spain in the Battle of Boyacá.
1794 U.S. President George Washington invokes the Militia Acts of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.
1791 American troops destroy the Miami town of Kenapacomaqua near the site of present-day Logansport, Indiana in the Northwest Indian War.
1789 The United States Department of War is established.
1786 The first federal Indian Reservation is created by the United States.
1782 George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.
1714 The Battle of Gangut: The first important victory of the Russian Navy.
1679 The brigantine Le Griffon, commissioned by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the south-eastern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes of North America.
1479 Battle of Guinegate, French troops of King Louis XI were defeated by the Burgundians led by Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg.
1461 The Ming dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.
1427 The Visconti of Milan's fleet is destroyed by the Venetians on the Po River.
1420 Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence.
936 Coronation of King Otto I of Germany.
768 Pope Stephen II is elected to office, and quickly seeks Frankish protection against the Lombard threat, since the Byzantine Empire is no longer able to help.
626 The Avar and Slav armies leave the siege of Constantinople.
461 Roman Emperor Majorian is beheaded near the river Iria in north-west Italy following his arrest and deposition by the magister militum Ricimer.
322 BC Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedonia.
Famous People Born on August 7

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Year Name
1932 Rien Poortvliet, Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 1995)
1989 DeMar DeRozan, American basketball player
1947 Sofia Rotaru, Ukrainian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1966 Shobna Gulati, British actress
1910 Freddie Slack, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1965)
1884 Billie Burke, American actress and singer (d. 1970)
1921 Karel Husa, Czech-American composer and conductor (d. 2016)
1944 John Glover, American actor
1986 Valter Birsa, Slovenian footballer
1991 Mike Trout, American baseball player
Famous People Deaths On August 7

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Date Name
2017 Don Baylor, American baseball player (b. 1949)
1616 Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect, designed Teatro Olimpico (b. 1548)
2008 Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent and producer (b. 1931)
1547 Cajetan, Italian priest and saint (b. 1480)
1974 Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet and author (b. 1925)
2012 Murtuz Alasgarov, Azerbaijani academic and politician, Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan (b. 1928)
2003 Mickey McDermott, American baseball player and coach (b. 1929)
1296 Heinrich II von Rotteneck, prince-bishop of Regensburg
2014 Perry Moss, American football player and coach (b. 1926)
2013 Samuel G. Armistead, American linguist, historian, and academic (b. 1927)