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What Happened on August 7th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 Air India Express Flight 1344 overshoots the runway at Calicut International Airport in the Malappuram district of Kerala, India, and crashes, killing 21 of the 190 people on board.
2008 The start of the Russo-Georgian War over the territory of South Ossetia.
2007 At AT&T Park, Barry Bonds hits his 756th career home run to surpass Hank Aaron's 33-year-old record.
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.
1997 Space Shuttle Program: The Space Shuttle Discovery launches on STS-85 from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
1997 Fine Air Flight 101 crashes after takeoff from Miami International Airport, killing five people.
1995 The Chilean government declares state of emergency in the southern half of the country in response to an event of intense, cold, wind, rain and snowfall known as the White Earthquake.
1993 Ada Deer, a Menominee activist, is 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 Cold War: Lynne Cox becomes the 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.[31]
1962 Canadian-born American pharmacologist Frances Oldham Kelsey is 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 Explorer program: Explorer 6 launches from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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.
1933 The Kingdom of Iraq slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Simele. This date is recognized as Martyrs Day or National Day of Mourning by the Assyrian community in memory of the Simele massacre.
1930 The last confirmed lynching of black people 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, found guilty of the 1889 Yngsjö murder, became the last woman to be executed in Sweden.[18]
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.
1743 The Treaty of Åbo ended the 1741–1743 Russo-Swedish War.[9]
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.
936 Coronation of King Otto I of Germany.
768 Pope Stephen III 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.
Famous People Born on August 7

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Year Name
1955 Vladimir Sorokin, Russian author and playwright
1990 Josh Franceschi, English singer-songwriter
1986 Altaír Jarabo, Mexican model and actress
1282 Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)
1954 Valery Gazzaev, Russian footballer, manager and politician
1991 Mike Trout, American baseball player
1993 Martti Nõmme, Estonian ski jumper
1984 Tooba Siddiqui, Pakistani model and actress
1942 B. J. Thomas, American singer (d. 2021)
1989 DeMar DeRozan, American basketball player
Famous People Deaths On August 7

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Date Name
1985 Grayson Hall, American actress (b. 1922)
1994 Larry Martyn, English actor (b. 1934)
1900 Wilhelm Liebknecht, German lawyer and politician (b. 1826)
2014 Víctor Fayad, Argentine lawyer and politician (b. 1955)
2018 M. Karunanidhi, Indian politician, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and prominent leader of Tamils (b. 1924)
1938 Konstantin Stanislavski, Russian actor and director (b. 1863)
2004 Red Adair, American firefighter (b. 1915)
1978 Eddie Calvert, English trumpeter (b. 1922)
1864 Li Xiucheng, Chinese field marshal (b. 1823)
1893 Alfredo Catalani, Italian composer and academic (b. 1854)