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August 7th

August 7th is the 219th day of the year (220th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 146 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 7th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 7th

317 Constantius II (Roman Emperor 337 to 361)

1779 Carl Ritter (geographer)

1876 Mata Hari (spy)

Mata Hari

1928 James Randi (magician, skeptic)

1933 Jerry Pournelle (author)

1949 Walid Jumblatt (Lebanese politician)

1952 Alexei Sayle (comedian)

1958 Bruce Dickinson (singer - Iron Maiden, author, broadcaster)

1960 David Duchovny (actor)

1964 John Birmingham (author)

1966 Jimmy Wales (businessman, founder of Wikipedia)

1975 Charlize Theron (actress)

August 7th in History

1789 US Department of War established.

1876 Thomas Alva Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph (printing machine).

Thomas Edison

1888 Jack the Ripper commits his first murder in London's East End.

1919 Charles Godefroy flies his biplane through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Arc de Triomphe

1953 After the discovery of an oversight in its admission process, Ohio is retroactively declared the 17th state admitted on March 1st, 1803.

Ohio Flag

1955 Sony (then known as Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering) sells its first transistor radios in Japan.

1960 Cote d'Ivoire independent from France.

1964 US Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution granting US President Lyndon B. Johnson broad powers to deal with North Vietnam.

Lyndon Johnson

1998 Terrorists bomb the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killing 212.

August 7th is also

Tanabata Festival (Japan) - also held on July 7th.

Emanicipation Day (Turks and Caicos Islands)


People born on August 7th are Leo


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