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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, 1999 (August 07 1999)EventA group of Indian army veterans launch the political party Rashtriya Raksha Dal.
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, 1988 (August 07 1988)EventRioting in New York City s Tompkins Square Park.
August 7th, 1985 (August 07 1985)EventTakao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan s first astronauts.
August 7th, 1981 (August 07 1981)EventThe Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
August 7th, 1978 (August 07 1978)EventUnited States President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal.Jimmy Carter Quotes
August 7th, 1976 (August 07 1976)EventViking program: Viking 2 enters into orbit around Mars.
August 7th, 1973 (August 07 1973)EventNBC airs the final day of the Watergate hearings on U.S. daytime television.
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, 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, 1966 (August 07 1966)EventRace riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
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, 1960 (August 07 1960)EventCote d Ivoire becomes independent.
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, 1955 (August 07 1955)EventTokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first Transistor radios in Japan.
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, 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, 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, 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, 1940 (August 07 1940)EventAlsace Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich (Germany) during World War II
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, 1927 (August 07 1927)EventThe Peace Bridge opens, between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
August 7th, 1879 (August 07 1879)EventThe opening of the Poor Man s Palace in Manchester.
August 7th, 1819 (August 07 1819)EventSimon Bolivar triumphs over Spain in the Battle of Boyaca.Simon Bolivar Quotes
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, 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, 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, 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, 0322 (August 07 0322)EventBattle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great Quotes

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