August 7 Events in History - August 7 Birthdays - August 7 Deaths
2015 North Korea reverts its time zone to that used prior to Japanese colonialization in 1910 in order to commemorate 70 years of liberation from the ‘wicked Japanese imperialists’
2014 Former Press Secretary James S. Brady dies at age 73; Brady's death has been ruled a homicide due to a gunshot wound made 33 years earlier by John W. Hinckley, Jr.; Hinckley was found to be insane and was not charged with the original crime
2014 By court order, student athletes can now profit from commercial use of their names and images; NCAA had previously retained all revenues from such deals, but students will now have profits placed in trust funds to be received upon leaving school
2013 Despite differences with the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Barack Obama affirms that the U.S. will attend the G-20 meeting in St. Petersburg
2013 Former U.S. President George W. Bush recovers after having a stent procedure to treat a blocked artery; the blockage was opened without any complications
2012 Typhoon Haikui, expected to make landfall in Zhejiang early tonight or early tomorrow, prompts the People's Republic of China to evacuate 200,000 people form Shanghai
2012 Australia's Sally Pearson sets a new Olympic record when she wins the 100 metres hurdles in 12.35 seconds at the 2012 Summer Olympics
2011 Nepal, India exercises a smoking ban in public places
2011 A landslide in Malaysia leaves one person killed and six missing
2010 Large wildfires devastate Russia as pollution hits record levels
2010 Saudi Arabia agrees to address security fears with Blackberry; the country determines it will not ban Blackberry instant messaging
2003 An Islamist terrorist is sentenced to death for his part in the Bali bombings that kill nearly 200 in 2002
1998 U.S. embassies bombed in Kenya and Tanzania killing at least 200
1997 STS-85, Discovery 23, launches into orbit
1997 Ung Huot appointed Cambodia's 1st premier
1994 "Hedda Gabler" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 33 performances
1994 1st telephone link between Israel and Jordan
1994 Carolyn Hill wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
1994 Ernesto Samper sworn in as president of Colombia
1993 "Camelot" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 56 performances
1993 Tropical storm Brett ravages Venezuela, 118 killed
1992 Cleveland Indians turn a triple play
1992 Tampa Bay group purchases San Francisco Giants
1991 Charles Austin breaks U.S. high jump record at 7'10 "
1991 Court rules Manuel Noriega, may access some secret U.S. documents
1991 Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league home run
1991 Manhattan Cable final day of amnesty to return illegal cable boxes
1991 U.S. sets 400m relay record at 37.67 seconds
1990 Desert Shield begins - U.S. deploys troops to Saudi Arabia
1990 New York Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 12th home run in 1st 92 at bats and becomes 21st to hit a ball into 3rd deck of Seattle's Kingdome
1988 Martha Nause wins Planters Pat Bradley International Golf Tournament
1988 Writers guild end their 6 months strike
1987 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
1987 Javed Miandad scores 260 vs. England at The Oval, 28 fours 1 six
1987 Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from U.S. to U.S.S.R. in 39 degrees F (4 degrees C) Bering Sea
1986 "Honky Tonk Nights" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 4 performances
1986 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel and Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
1985 Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"
1985 Baseball players end a 2 day strike
1984 David Rabe's "Hurlyburly," premieres in New York City
1984 Japan beats U.S. for olympic gold medal in baseball
1984 Jim Deshales becomes 1,000th playing Yankee
1983 "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 199 performances
1983 1st World Track and Field Championships
1983 65th PGA Championship: Hal Sutton shoots a 274 at Riviera CC LA
1983 Bobby Murcer Day at Yankee Stadium
1983 Grete Waitz of Norway, wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki Fin)
1983 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1983 Some 675,000 employees strike AT&T
1980 Hurricane Allen ravages Caribisch area, about 70 killed
1978 Eddie Mathews, Addie Joss, and Larry MacPhail inducted to Hall of Fame
1978 Thousands of mourners file past body of Pope Paul VI
1977 "Shenandoah" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 1,050 performances
1976 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
1976 U.S. Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth
1976 Scientists in Pasadena, California, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars
1974 Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J Geils Band
1974 Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between twin towers
1972 Hall of Fame inducts Berra, Sandy Koufax, Lefty Gomez and Early Wynn
1971 Apollo 15 returns to Earth
1970 1st computer chess tournament
1970 Christine McVie joins Fleetwood Mac
1970 WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 4, including presiding judge, killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, California (Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons)
1966 Race riot in Lansing, Michigan
1964 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
1964 Turkey begins air attack on Greek-Cypriots
1964 U.S. Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution
1963 Jacqueline Kennedy becomes 1st, 1st lady to give birth since Mrs. Cleveland
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2
1961 Soviet premier Khrushchev predicts U.S.S.R. economy will surpass U.S.
1960 Ivory Coast, Cote d'Ivoore, gains independence from France
1960 Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches
1960 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1959 Explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space
1957 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1956 Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans
1956 British government sends 3 aircraft carriers to Egypt
1956 Dynamite transport explodes in Colombia; about 1200 die
1955 Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel
1955 KSTF TV channel 10 in Scottsbluff-Gering, NB (CBS/NBC) begins
1954 "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 125 performances
1954 Charles Mahoney becomes 1st U.S. black to serve as a full United Nations delegate
1953 Eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet
1951 Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph
1951 U.S. viking rocket reaches 210 km height, record
1949 "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 121 performances
1948 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns
1948 Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)
1947 Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef
1944 Anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter
1944 Canada/Polish offensive direction Falaise: Total Cooperation
1944 German counter attack at Avranches fails
1944 July 20th Plot trial under Roland Freis in Berlin begins
1944 U.S. 3rd Army reaches suburbs of Brest Brittany
1943 Red Army recaptures Bogodukov
1942 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
1942 Resistance bombs Rotterdam railway
1942 Transport 16 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1941 551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania
1940 Churchill recognizes De Gaulle government in exile
1940 Largest amount paid for a stamp ($45,000 for 1 cent 1856 British Guiana)
1938 2 die in a New York City subway accident
1938 Leo Durocher, hits 2,000th Dodger home run
1938 Nazi's close theologic department of Innsbruck university
1935 60% of voters agrees to nazism in Danzig (Gdansk)
1934 U.S. Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down government's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses"
1930 Richard Bedford Bennet forms Canadian government
1929 Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch government
1929 Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
1927 Peace Bridge between U.S. and Canada dedicated
1927 U.S. rum smuggler Horace Alderman kills 3
1925 League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied
1921 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world champ sprinter
1915 Assault up Russell's Top at Gallipolis, 232 Australians die
1915 St. Louis 3rd base coach Miller Huggins, calls for ball Brooklyn rookie obliges, Huggins steps aside, and Card runner scores
1914 British Gloucester vs German Breslau/Goeben off Greece
1914 French government awards king Albert of Belgium the Great Cross
1914 French troops under General Bonneau occupy Altkitrch at Elzas
1914 German army occupies city of Liege Belgium
1914 Lord Kitchner says "Your country needs you," poster spreads over UK
1912 Progressive (Bull Moose) Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for president
1909 U.S. issues 1st Lincoln penny
1907 Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland
1904 Train derailed on bridge in Eden Colorado during a flash flood, kills 96
1900 Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike
1893 53rd Congress (1893-95) convenes
1888 Theophilus Van Kannel of Philadelphia patents revolving door
1885 5 German warships anchor at Zanzibar
1884 Germany annexes Angra Pequena (Southwest-Africa)
1882 Hatfields of south WV and McCoys of east Kentucky feud, 100 wounded or die
1867 Battle of Moorefield, WV
1820 1st potatoes planted in Hawaii
1819 Battle of Boyaca; Bolivar defeats Spanish in Colombia
1814 Pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits
1802 Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St. Domingue (Haiti)
1789 Congress creates Department of War and Lighthouse Service
1782 George Washington creates Order of Purple Heart
1760 Ft. Loudon, Tennessee surrenders to Cherokee Indians
1750 Slave uprising on Curacao
1710 Earl van Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance
1620 Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft
1620 Battle at Ponts-the-Ce, Poitou: French king Louis XIII beats his mother Marie de Medici
1588 English assault on Spanish Armada
1575 Spanish troops conquer Oudewater, almost all inhabitants died
1573 Francis Drakes fleet returns to Plymouth
1498 Columbus arrives in Caribbean
1485 Henry (VII) Tudors army lands in Milford Harbor, South-Wales
1479 Battle of Guinegate: Emperor Maximilian I vs King Louis XI
1409 Council of Pisa closes
936 Otto I the Great becomes King of Germany
768 Stephen III [IV] begins his reign as Catholic Pope
626 Battle at Constantinople: Slavic/Persians/Avarenvloot defeated