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
The Avar and Slav armies leave the siege of Constantinople.
U.S. President George Washington invokes the Militia Law of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.
Anna Månsdotter becomes the last woman in Sweden to be executed, for the 1889 Yngsjö murder.
The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
The Simele massacre: The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.
The Holocaust: The building of Mauthausen concentration camp begins.
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.
California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during in an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
Philippe Petit performs a high wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center 1368 ft in the air.
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?
Johannes Kotze, South African cricketer (d. 1931)
István Bibó, Hungarian lawyer and politician (d. 1979)
Stan Freberg, American voice comedian
Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian athlete (d. 1973)
Zoltán Berczik, Hungarian table tennis player (d. 2011)
Jonathan Pollard, Israeli spy
Alison Brown,banjo player and guitarist
John Birmingham, Australian author
Kevin Muscat, Australian footballer
Vasileios Spanoulis, Greek basketball player
Who died on August 7?
Majorian, Roman Emperor (b. 420)
Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, Scottish prince
Jin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic (b. 1608)
Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor (b. 1752)
Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (b. 1779)
Squadron Commander E.H. Dunning, first pilot to land his aircraft on a moving ship. (b. 1891)
Joi Lansing, American model and actress (b. 1929)
Colin Bibby, English ornithologist (b. 1948)
Peter Jennings, Canadian-born news anchor (b. 1938)
Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent/manager and producer (b. 1931)
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