What happened this day in history August 7

What are the important events that happened on August 7? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 7: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 7 is the 219th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 146 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 25, 2023 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 469,824 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectadecaenneagon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 187 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,881 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 7: This Day In History

The Northern Hemisphere is considered to be halfway through its summer and the Southern Hemisphere half way through its winter on this day.

August 7 Historical Events

  • 461
    Roman Emperor Majorian is beheaded near the river Iria in north-west Italy following his arrest and deposition by the magister militum Ricimer .
  • 936
    Coronation of King Otto I of Germany.
  • 1420
    Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence.
  • 1794
    U.S. President George Washington invokes the Militia Law of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.
  • 1879
    The opening of the Poor Man’s Palace in Manchester.
  • 1955
    Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, sells its first transistor radios in Japan.
  • 1959
    Explorer program: Explorer 6 launches from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • 1964
    Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world’s oldest tree, is cut down.
  • 1966
    Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
  • 1974
    Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1368 ft in the air.

Who were born on August 7?

  • 1884
    Billie Burke, American actress (d. 1970)
  • 1927
    Carl Switzer, American child actor (d. 1959)
  • 1928
    Romeo Muller, American screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1932
    Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian athlete (d. 1973)
  • 1934
    Sándor Simó, Hungarian film producer, director and screenwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1944
    John Glover, American actor
  • 1963
    Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, son of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (d. 1963)
  • 1972
    Greg Serano, American actor
  • 1978
    Shirley Yeung, Hong Kong actress
  • 1983
    Tina O'Brien, British actress

Who died on August 7?

  • 1639
    Martin van den Hove, Dutch scientist (b. 1605)
  • 1960
    Luis Ángel Firpo, Argentine Boxer (b. 1894)
  • 1969
    Joseph Kosma, French composer (Autumn Leaves) (b. 1905)
  • 1970
    Harold Haley, American judge (b. 1904)
  • 1972
    Joi Lansing, American model and actress (b. 1929)
  • 1989
    Mickey Leland, American politician, United States Congressman from Texas (b. 1944)
  • 1992
    John Anderson, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2004
    Colin Bibby, English ornithologist (b. 1948)
  • 2007
    Hal Fishman, Los Angeles based local news anchor. (b. 1931)
  • 2010
    Roberto Cantoral, Mexican singer-songwriter (b. 1935)

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