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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 146 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 25, 2022 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,663,840 minutes 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 168 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 3,516 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

  • 626
    The Avar and Slav armies leave the siege of Constantinople.
  • 1794
    U.S. President George Washington invokes the Militia Law of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.
  • 1890
    Anna Månsdotter becomes the last woman in Sweden to be executed, for the 1889 Yngsjö murder.
  • 1927
    The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
  • 1933
    The Simele massacre: The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.
  • 1938
    The Holocaust: The building of Mauthausen concentration camp begins.
  • 1942
    World War II: the Battle of Guadalcanal begins – United States Marines initiate the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.
  • 1970
    California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during in an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
  • 1974
    Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1368 ft in the air.
  • 2007
    Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron’s record by hitting his 756th home run.

Who were born on August 7?

  • 1879
    Johannes Kotze, South African cricketer (d. 1931)
  • 1911
    István Bibó, Hungarian lawyer and politician (d. 1979)
  • 1926
    Stan Freberg, American voice comedian
  • 1932
    Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian athlete (d. 1973)
  • 1937
    Zoltán Berczik, Hungarian table tennis player (d. 2011)
  • 1954
    Jonathan Pollard, Israeli spy
  • 1962
    Alison Brown,banjo player and guitarist
  • 1964
    John Birmingham, Australian author
  • 1973
    Kevin Muscat, Australian footballer
  • 1982
    Vasileios Spanoulis, Greek basketball player

Who died on August 7?

  • 461
    Majorian, Roman Emperor (b. 420)
  • 1485
    Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince
  • 1661
    Jin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic (b. 1608)
  • 1834
    Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor (b. 1752)
  • 1848
    Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (b. 1779)
  • 1917
    Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning, first pilot to land his aircraft on a moving ship. (b. 1891)
  • 1972
    Joi Lansing, American model and actress (b. 1929)
  • 2004
    Colin Bibby, English ornithologist (b. 1948)
  • 2005
    Peter Jennings, Canadian-born news anchor (b. 1938)
  • 2008
    Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent/manager and producer (b. 1931)

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