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August 7th, 2007 (August 07 2007)EventBarry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron s record by hitting his 756th home run.
August 7th, 2007 (August 07 2007)DeathHal Fishman, Los Angeles based local news anchor. (born in 1931)
August 7th, 2007 (August 07 2007)DeathErnesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (born in 1917)
August 7th, 2007 (August 07 2007)DeathAngus Tait, New Zealand electronics innovator and businessman (born in 1919)
August 7th, 2006 (August 07 2006)DeathMary Anderson Bain, American New Deal politician (born in 1911)
August 7th, 2005 (August 07 2005)DeathPeter Jennings, Canadian-born news anchor (born in 1938)Peter Jennings Quotes
August 7th, 2004 (August 07 2004)DeathRed Adair, American oil field firefighter (born in 1915)
August 7th, 2004 (August 07 2004)DeathColin Bibby, English ornithologist (born in 1948)
August 7th, 2003 (August 07 2003)DeathMickey McDermott, baseball player (born in 1929)
August 7th, 1999 (August 07 1999)EventA group of Indian army veterans launch the political party Rashtriya Raksha Dal.
August 7th, 1999 (August 07 1999)DeathBrion James, American actor (born in 1945)
August 7th, 1996 (August 07 1996)BirthTessa Allen, American actress
August 7th, 1995 (August 07 1995)DeathBrigid Brophy, British author (born in 1929)
August 7th, 1994 (August 07 1994)DeathLarry Martyn, comedy actor (born in 1934)
August 7th, 1992 (August 07 1992)DeathJohn Anderson, American actor (born in 1922)
August 7th, 1989 (August 07 1989)EventU.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
August 7th, 1989 (August 07 1989)DeathMickey Leland, American politician, United States Congressman from Texas (born in 1944)
August 7th, 1988 (August 07 1988)EventRioting in New York City s Tompkins Square Park.
August 7th, 1988 (August 07 1988)BirthMelody Oliveria, American internet blogger
August 7th, 1987 (August 07 1987)BirthSidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player
August 7th, 1987 (August 07 1987)DeathCamille Chamoun, Lebanese President (born in 1900)
August 7th, 1985 (August 07 1985)EventTakao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan s first astronauts.
August 7th, 1985 (August 07 1985)DeathGrayson Hall, American actress (born in 1923)
August 7th, 1984 (August 07 1984)DeathEsther Phillips, American singer (born in 1935)
August 7th, 1983 (August 07 1983)BirthTina O Brien, British actress
August 7th, 1983 (August 07 1983)BirthRobert Flores, American baseball player
August 7th, 1982 (August 07 1982)BirthYana Klochkova, Ukrainian swimmer
August 7th, 1982 (August 07 1982)BirthVasileios Spanoulis, Greek basketball player
August 7th, 1981 (August 07 1981)EventThe Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
August 7th, 1980 (August 07 1980)BirthAurelie Claudel, French supermodel
August 7th, 1979 (August 07 1979)BirthEric Johnson, American actor
August 7th, 1978 (August 07 1978)EventUnited States President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal.Jimmy Carter Quotes
August 7th, 1978 (August 07 1978)BirthJamey Jasta, American singer (Hatebreed)
August 7th, 1978 (August 07 1978)BirthAlexandre Aja, French director
August 7th, 1978 (August 07 1978)BirthVanness Wu, Taiwanese singer
August 7th, 1978 (August 07 1978)BirthCirroc Lofton, American actor
August 7th, 1978 (August 07 1978)BirthShirley Yeung, Hong Kong actress
August 7th, 1976 (August 07 1976)EventViking program: Viking 2 enters into orbit around Mars.
August 7th, 1976 (August 07 1976)BirthDimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer
August 7th, 1975 (August 07 1975)BirthEdgar Renteria, Colombian baseball player
August 7th, 1975 (August 07 1975)BirthDavid Hicks, Australian alleged terrorist
August 7th, 1975 (August 07 1975)BirthCharlize Theron, South African actressCharlize Theron Quotes
August 7th, 1974 (August 07 1974)DeathRosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (born in 1925)
August 7th, 1974 (August 07 1974)DeathSylvio Mantha, professional ice hockey player (born in 1902)
August 7th, 1973 (August 07 1973)EventNBC airs the final day of the Watergate hearings on U.S. daytime television.
August 7th, 1973 (August 07 1973)BirthDanny Graves, American baseball player
August 7th, 1973 (August 07 1973)BirthKevin Muscat, Australian footballer
August 7th, 1972 (August 07 1972)BirthGreg Serano, American actor
August 7th, 1972 (August 07 1972)DeathJoi Lansing, American model and actress (born in 1929)
August 7th, 1971 (August 07 1971)BirthSydney Penny, American actress
August 7th, 1971 (August 07 1971)BirthRachel York, American actress and singer
August 7th, 1970 (August 07 1970)EventCalifornia judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during in an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
August 7th, 1969 (August 07 1969)DeathJoseph Kosma, French composer (Autumn Leaves) (born in 1905)
August 7th, 1968 (August 07 1968)BirthLynn Strait, American singer (Snot)
August 7th, 1967 (August 07 1967)EventVietnam War: The People s Republic of China agrees to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid in the form of a grant.
August 7th, 1967 (August 07 1967)BirthJason Grimsley, American baseball player
August 7th, 1966 (August 07 1966)EventRace riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
August 7th, 1966 (August 07 1966)BirthKristin Hersh, American singer and guitarist (Throwing Muses)
August 7th, 1966 (August 07 1966)BirthJimmy Wales, American internet entrepreneur
August 7th, 1964 (August 07 1964)EventVietnam War: The U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving US President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
August 7th, 1964 (August 07 1964)BirthMichael Weishan, American TV host
August 7th, 1964 (August 07 1964)BirthJohn Birmingham, Australian author
August 7th, 1963 (August 07 1963)BirthHarold Perrineau Jr., American actor
August 7th, 1962 (August 07 1962)BirthBruno Pelletier, Quebecois singer
August 7th, 1961 (August 07 1961)BirthYelena Davydova, Soviet gymnast
August 7th, 1960 (August 07 1960)EventCote d Ivoire becomes independent.
August 7th, 1960 (August 07 1960)BirthDavid Duchovny, American actor
August 7th, 1960 (August 07 1960)BirthJacquie O Sullivan, British singer (Bananarama)
August 7th, 1959 (August 07 1959)EventThe Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the "sheaves of wheat" design and is still in use.
August 7th, 1959 (August 07 1959)EventExplorer program: Explorer 6 launched from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
August 7th, 1958 (August 07 1958)BirthBruce Dickinson, English singer (Iron Maiden)Bruce Dickinson Quotes
August 7th, 1958 (August 07 1958)BirthAlberto Salazar, American distance runner
August 7th, 1957 (August 07 1957)BirthAlexander Dityatin, Soviet gymnast
August 7th, 1957 (August 07 1957)DeathOliver Hardy, American comedian and actor (born in 1892)
August 7th, 1955 (August 07 1955)EventTokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first Transistor radios in Japan.
August 7th, 1955 (August 07 1955)BirthVladimir Sorokin, Russian writer
August 7th, 1955 (August 07 1955)BirthGreg Nickels, mayor of Seattle
August 7th, 1955 (August 07 1955)BirthWayne Knight, American actor
August 7th, 1955 (August 07 1955)BirthGregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director
August 7th, 1954 (August 07 1954)BirthJonathan Pollard, Israeli spy
August 7th, 1953 (August 07 1953)BirthAnne Fadiman, American writer; daughter of Clifton Fadiman
August 7th, 1952 (August 07 1952)BirthAlexei Sayle, British comedian
August 7th, 1950 (August 07 1950)BirthAlan Keyes, American diplomat and political activistAlan Keyes Quotes
August 7th, 1949 (August 07 1949)BirthWalid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader
August 7th, 1948 (August 07 1948)BirthGreg Chappell, Australian cricket player, captain and coach
August 7th, 1948 (August 07 1948)BirthMarty Appel, American public relations executive and author
August 7th, 1947 (August 07 1947)EventThor Heyerdahl s balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7000-km (4375-mile) journey across the Pacific Ocean proving that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America.
August 7th, 1947 (August 07 1947)EventThe Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
August 7th, 1947 (August 07 1947)BirthFranciscus Henri, Dutch-born Australian entertainer
August 7th, 1946 (August 07 1946)BirthEd Seykota, American commodities and futures trader
August 7th, 1945 (August 07 1945)EventPresident Harry Truman announces the bombing of Hiroshima with an atomic bomb while returning from the Potsdam Conference aboard the heavy cruiser USS Augusta (CA-31) in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
August 7th, 1945 (August 07 1945)BirthAlan Page, American football player
August 7th, 1944 (August 07 1944)EventIBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
August 7th, 1944 (August 07 1944)BirthRobert Mueller, Director of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
August 7th, 1944 (August 07 1944)BirthDavid Rasche, American actor
August 7th, 1943 (August 07 1943)BirthDino Valente, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (died in 1994)
August 7th, 1943 (August 07 1943)BirthAlain Corneau, French film director
August 7th, 1942 (August 07 1942)EventWorld War II: Battle of Guadalcanal beginsU.S. Marines initiate the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands. Solomon Quotes
August 7th, 1942 (August 07 1942)BirthTobin Bell, American actor
August 7th, 1942 (August 07 1942)BirthGarrison Keillor, American writer and radio hostGarrison Keillor Quotes
August 7th, 1942 (August 07 1942)BirthCarlos Monzon, Argentine boxer
August 7th, 1942 (August 07 1942)BirthB.J. Thomas, American singer
August 7th, 1942 (August 07 1942)BirthCaetano Veloso, Brazilian musician
August 7th, 1941 (August 07 1941)DeathRabindranath Tagore, Indian author, Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1861)Rabindranath Tagore Quotes
August 7th, 1940 (August 07 1940)EventAlsace Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich (Germany) during World War II
August 7th, 1940 (August 07 1940)BirthJean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian politician
August 7th, 1939 (August 07 1939)BirthAnjanette Comer, American actress
August 7th, 1938 (August 07 1938)DeathConstantin Stanislavski, Russian/Soviet theatre practitioner (born in 1863)
August 7th, 1936 (August 07 1936)BirthRahsaan Roland Kirk, American saxophonist (died in 1977)
August 7th, 1933 (August 07 1933)EventThe Iraqi Government slaughtered over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes Assyrian Martyrs Day.
August 7th, 1933 (August 07 1933)BirthEddie Firmani, South African football player and coach
August 7th, 1932 (August 07 1932)BirthAbebe Bikila, Ethiopan athlete (died in 1973)
August 7th, 1932 (August 07 1932)BirthMaurice Rabb, Jr., American ophthalmologist
August 7th, 1932 (August 07 1932)BirthEdward Hardwicke, British actor
August 7th, 1931 (August 07 1931)BirthCharles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author
August 7th, 1929 (August 07 1929)BirthDon Larsen, American baseball player
August 7th, 1928 (August 07 1928)BirthRomeo Muller, American screenwriter (died in 1992)
August 7th, 1928 (August 07 1928)BirthJames Randi, Canadian magician
August 7th, 1927 (August 07 1927)EventThe Peace Bridge opens, between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
August 7th, 1927 (August 07 1927)BirthEdwin W. Edwards, American politicianEdwin W. Edwards Quotes
August 7th, 1927 (August 07 1927)BirthArt Houtteman, American baseball player (died in 2003)
August 7th, 1927 (August 07 1927)BirthCarl Switzer, American child actor (died in 1959)
August 7th, 1926 (August 07 1926)BirthStan Freberg, American voice comedian
August 7th, 1925 (August 07 1925)BirthM. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist
August 7th, 1925 (August 07 1925)BirthFelice Bryant, American country songwriter and singer (died in 2003)
August 7th, 1921 (August 07 1921)BirthManitas de Plata, Gypsy guitarist
August 7th, 1917 (August 07 1917)DeathSquadron Commander E.H. Dunning, first pilot to land his aircraft on a moving ship. (born in 1891)
August 7th, 1913 (August 07 1913)BirthGeorge Van Eps, American guitarist (died in 1998)
August 7th, 1912 (August 07 1912)DeathFrancois-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (born in 1841)
August 7th, 1911 (August 07 1911)BirthNicholas Ray, American director and scenarist (died in 1979)
August 7th, 1907 (August 07 1907)BirthAlbert Kotin, American abstract painter (died in 1980)
August 7th, 1904 (August 07 1904)BirthRalph Bunche, American diplomat, Nobel Prize Laureate (died in 1971)
August 7th, 1903 (August 07 1903)BirthLouis Leakey, British archaeologist (died in 1972)
August 7th, 1901 (August 07 1901)BirthAnn Harding, American actress (died in 1981)
August 7th, 1885 (August 07 1885)BirthBillie Burke, American actress (died in 1970)
August 7th, 1879 (August 07 1879)EventThe opening of the Poor Man s Palace in Manchester.
August 7th, 1877 (August 07 1877)BirthUlrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (died in 1949)
August 7th, 1876 (August 07 1876)BirthMata Hari, Dutch spy (died in 1917)
August 7th, 1868 (August 07 1868)BirthLadislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian mathematician (died in 1931)
August 7th, 1867 (August 07 1867)BirthEmil Nolde, German painter (died in 1956)
August 7th, 1862 (August 07 1862)BirthVictoria of Baden, Queen of Sweden (died in 1931)
August 7th, 1860 (August 07 1860)BirthAlan Leo, British astrologer (died in 1917)
August 7th, 1855 (August 07 1855)DeathMariano Arista, President of Mexico (born in 1802)
August 7th, 1848 (August 07 1848)DeathJons Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (born in 1779)
August 7th, 1844 (August 07 1844)BirthAuguste Michel-Levy, French geologist (died in 1911)
August 7th, 1834 (August 07 1834)DeathJoseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor (born in 1752)
August 7th, 1819 (August 07 1819)EventSimon Bolivar triumphs over Spain in the Battle of Boyaca.Simon Bolivar Quotes
August 7th, 1817 (August 07 1817)DeathPierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French industrialist (born in 1739)
August 7th, 1794 (August 07 1794)EventWhiskey Rebellion begins: Farmers in the Monongahela Valley of Pennsylvania rebel against the federal tax on liquor and distilled drinks.
August 7th, 1789 (August 07 1789)EventThe United States War Department is established.
August 7th, 1783 (August 07 1783)BirthPrincess Amelia of the United Kingdom (died in 1810)
August 7th, 1782 (August 07 1782)EventGeorge 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.George Washington Quotes
August 7th, 1779 (August 07 1779)BirthLouis de Freycinet, French explorer (died in 1842)
August 7th, 1779 (August 07 1779)BirthCarl Ritter, German geographer (died in 1859)
August 7th, 1751 (August 07 1751)BirthWilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (died in 1820)
August 7th, 1742 (August 07 1742)BirthNathanael Greene, American Revolutionary general (died in 1786)
August 7th, 1726 (August 07 1726)BirthJames Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (died in 1790)
August 7th, 1714 (August 07 1714)EventThe first important victory of the Russian Navythe Battle of Gangut.
August 7th, 1679 (August 07 1679)EventThe brigantine Le Griffon, commissioned by Rene 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.Robert South Quotes
August 7th, 1661 (August 07 1661)DeathJin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic (born in 1608)
August 7th, 1639 (August 07 1639)DeathMartin van den Hove, Dutch scientist (born in 1605)
August 7th, 1635 (August 07 1635)DeathFriedrich von Spee, German writer (born in 1591)
August 7th, 1616 (August 07 1616)DeathVincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (born in 1548)
August 7th, 1613 (August 07 1613)DeathThomas Fleming, English judge (born in 1544)
August 7th, 1598 (August 07 1598)BirthGeorg Stiernhielm, Swedish poet (died in 1672)
August 7th, 1574 (August 07 1574)BirthRobert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (died in 1649)Robert Ley Quotes
August 7th, 1560 (August 07 1560)BirthElizabeth Bathory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (died in 1614)Elizabeth Bath Quotes
August 7th, 1533 (August 07 1533)BirthAlonso de Ercilla y Zuniga, Basque soldier and poet (died in 1595)
August 7th, 1485 (August 07 1485)DeathAlexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince
August 7th, 1461 (August 07 1461)Eventthe Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor; after setting fire to the eastern and western gates of the Forbidden City (which were doused by pouring rains during the day-long uprising), Cao Qin found himself hemmed in on all sides by imperial forces, lost three of his own brothers in the fight, and instead of facing execution he fled to his house and committed suicide by jumping down a well located within the walled compound of his urban Beijing home.Cao Cao Quotes
August 7th, 1400 (August 07 1400)BirthGuillaume Dufay, French composer (died in 1474)
August 7th, 1282 (August 07 1282)BirthPrincess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (died in 1316)
August 7th, 1106 (August 07 1106)DeathHenry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (born in 1050)
August 7th, 0479 (August 07 0479)DeathEmperor Yuryaku of Japan
August 7th, 0461 (August 07 0461)DeathMajorian, Roman Emperor (assassinated) (born in 420)
August 7th, 0322 (August 07 0322)EventBattle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great Quotes
August 7th, 0317 (August 07 0317)BirthConstantius II, Roman emperor (died in 361)

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