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Encyclopedia > August 07

August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. There are 94 days in North Hemisphere summer, South Hemisphere winter. The Northern Hemisphere is considered to be halfway through the summer on August 7. The Gregorian calendar is the calendar widely used in the Western world. ... A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing an extra day or month in order to keep the calendar year in sync with an astronomical or seasonal year. ... Summer is a season, defined by convention in meteorology as the whole months of June, July and August in the Northern hemisphere and the whole months of December, January and February in the Southern hemisphere. ...

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Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining, as the final day of August. ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Events

Events January 24 - King Charles II of England disbands Parliament August 7 - The brigantine Le Griffon, which was commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the southern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes. ... Description In sailing, a brigantine is a vessel with two masts, at least one of which is square rigged. ... Built by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Le Griffon is considered to have been the first actual ship on the Upper Great Lakes. ... Engraving of La Salle René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (November 22, 1643 – March 19, 1687) was a French cleric and explorer. ... The Niagara River flows to the north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. ... The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. ... World map showing North America (geographically) A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere, bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799) was an American planter, political figure, the highest ranking military leader in US history and first President of the United States. ... The Badge of Military Merit is considered to be the first official military combat badge of the United States Armed Forces. ... The Purple Heart is a U.S. military decoration awarded in the name of the President of the United States to those who have been wounded or killed while serving in, or with, the U.S. military after April 5, 1917. ... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The United States Department of War was the military department of the United States governments executive branch from 1789 until 1949, when it became part of the United States Department of Defense. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Whiskey Rebellion was an insurrection in 1794 by settlers in the Monongahela Valley in western Pennsylvania who fought against a federal tax on liquor and distilled drinks. ... The Monongahela River is a river of the eastern United States of America. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... Spirits redirects here. ... 1819 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios (July 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830) was a South American revolutionary leader. ... Colombia, then known as New Granada, acquired its definitive independence from Spain at the Battle of Boyacá. Brigadier Generals Francisco de Paula Santander and José Antonio Anzoátegui led a combined republican army of Colombians and Venezuelans, complemented by a small British Legion made up of mostly Irish volunteers (including... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Poor Mans Palace was the name given to the Openshaw Citadel of the Salvation Army open from 1879 to the 1970s. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Peace Bridge is an arch bridge that consists of five arched spans over the Niagara River and a Parker through-truss which spans the Black Rock Canal on the American side of the river. ... Location of Fort Erie in the Niagara Region Fort Erie (2001 population 28,143) is a town on the Niagara River in Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Aerial view of downtown Buffalo, New York Buffalo, is an American city in western New York. ... This article is about the year. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the... The Battle of Guadalcanal was one of the most important battles of World War II. The assault on the Japanese-occupied island of Guadalcanal by the Allied navies and 16,000 United States troops on 7 August 1942, was the first offensive by US land forces in the Pacific Campaign. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... Guadalcanal, a 2,510 square mile (6,500 km²) island in the Pacific Ocean and a province of the Solomon Islands, is largely a jungle. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... International Business Machines Corporation (IBM, or colloquially, Big Blue) NYSE: IBM (incorporated June 15, 1911, in operation since 1888) is headquartered in Armonk, NY, USA. The company manufactures and sells computer hardware, software, and services. ... A calculator is a device for performing numerical calculations. ... Portion of the Harvard-IBM Mark 1, left side. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the victim of Mt. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the hypocenter. ... The fourth USS Augusta (CA-31) (originally CL-31) was a Northampton-class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy, notable for service in the Atlantic and Mediterranean during World War II, and for her occasional use as a presidential flagship carrying both Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Thor Heyerdahl (October 6, 1914 in Larvik, Norway–April 18, 2002 in Colla Micheri, Italy) was (originally) a Norwegian marine biologist with a great interest in anthropology, who became famous for his Kon-Tiki Expedition in which he sailed by raft 4,300 miles from South America to the Tuamotu... Binomial name Ochroma lagopus Balsa (Ochroma lagopus, synonym ) is a large, fast-growing tree to 30 m tall, native from tropical South America north to southern Mexico. ... The Kon-Tiki raft is shown on the cover of the DVD of the documentary. ... A reef surrounding an islet. ... Categories: Stub | Polynesia ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Indias richest municipal organisation. ... The Bombay Electric Supply and Transport now christened Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking is an electricity and public transport undertaking of city municipality. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), NYSE: SNE is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ... Regency TR-1 (1955 Holiday magazine ad) The transistor radio (or transistor) is a small radio receiver. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Explorer program was the United Statess first successful attempt to launch an artificial satellite . ... Explorer 6 was a US satellite launched on August 7, 1959. ... Cape Canaveral from space, August 1991 Cape Canaveral is a strip of land in Brevard County, Florida, United States, near the center of that states Atlantic coast. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Vietnam War or Second Indochina War was a conflict between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN, or North Vietnam), allied with the National Liberation Front (NLF, or Viet Cong) against the Republic of Vietnam (RVN, or South Vietnam), and their allies—notably the United States military in support of... Seal of the Congress. ... Chart showing the US Navy’s interpretation of the events of the first part of the Gulf of Tonkin incident The Gulf of Tonkin Incident was originally presented as a pair of battles initiated by North Vietnamese gunboats without provocation against two U.S. destroyers, that took place in August... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the thirty-sixth President of the United States (1963–1969). ... The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN) (Vietnamese: Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cá»™ng Hòa), also known as North Vietnam, was founded by Ho Chi Minh and was recognized by China and the USSR in 1950. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... The Federation of Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Lansing is the name of several places in the United States of America: Lansing, Illinois Lansing, Kansas Lansing, Michigan Lansing (town), New York Lansing, North Carolina Lansing, Iowa Lansing is the name of several settlements: Lansing, a former settlement that is part of Toronto Lansing, West Virginia, north of Oak... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN) (Vietnamese: Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cá»™ng Hòa), also known as North Vietnam, was founded by Ho Chi Minh and was recognized by China and the USSR in 1950. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Cover of Soledad Brother George Jackson (September 23, 1941 – August 21, 1971) was a Black American militant who became a member of the Black Panther Party while in prison, where he spent the last 12 years of his life. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... NASAs Viking program consisted of two unmanned space missions to Mars, Viking 1 and Viking 2. ... Disambiguation: for the rocket please see Viking II (rocket)    Frost on Mars. ... Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the solar system, named after the Roman god of war (the counterpart of the Greek Ares), on account of its blood red color as viewed in the night sky. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... fuckwitt is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ... Love Canal is a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Washington Star was a daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C.. It was first published by Captain Joseph Borrows Tate as The Daily Evening Star on December 16, 1852. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... External link NASA Biography Categories: Stub | Astronauts ... External link NASA Biography Categories: Stub | 1948 births | Japanese astronauts ... Chiaki Mukai (向井千秋 Mukai Chiaki, born May 6, 1952) (M.D., Ph. ... U.S. Space Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit (MMU) outside the Challenger in 1984. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... Tompkins Square Park is a 10. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Thomas Leland (November 27, 1944 - August 7, 1989), better known as Mickey Leland, was a spokesman for the hungry and poor, and later became a congressman from the Texas 18th District and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the summer 1995, Croatia carried out a large scale military operation called Oluja -- Storm -- the objective of which was to reclaim areas of Croatia held by rebel Serb forces. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fine Air McDonnell Douglas DC-8 at San Jose (Norman Y. Mineta International), California, USA, in June 1995 Fine Air is an international cargo airline. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Aftermath at the Nairobi embassy. ... Dar es Salaam (دار السلام), formerly Mzizima, is the largest city (pop. ... Nairobi skyline Nairobi is the capital of Kenya. ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Associated Press photo of a Priz class submersible. ... Mini-submarine AS-28 Priz after surfacing in the Bering Sea AS-28 is a miniature submarine of the Russian Navy belonging to the Project 1855 Priz class. ... Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was the lead news anchor for the ABC network from the 1980s to the 2000s. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ...

Births

Events Henry IV quells baron rebellion and executes The Earls of Kent, Huntingdon and Salisbury for their attempt to have Richard II of England restored as King Jean Froissart writes the Chronicles Medici family becomes powerful in Florence, Italy Births December 25 - John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of... Dufay (left), with Gilles Binchois Guillaume Dufay (Du Fay, Du Fayt) (?August 5, ?1397 – November 27, 1474) was a Franco-Flemish composer and music theorist of the early Renaissance. ... Events December 12 - Upon the death of Henry IV of Castile a civil war ensues between his designated successor Isabella I of Castile and her sister Juana who was supported by her husband, Alfonso V of Portugal. ... Events January 25 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne Boleyn, his second Queen consort. ... Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga (born in Madrid on the 7th of August 1533, died 29th of November 1595 in Madrid), Basque nobleman, soldier and poet. ... Events January 30 - William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is performed for the first time. ... Events February 27 - The Treaty of Berhick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland The first tulip bulb was brought from Turkey to the Netherlands. ... Elizabeth Báthory (Báthory Erszébet in Hungarian, Alžbeta Bátoriová-NádaÅ¡dy in Slovak, August 7?, 1560 - August 21, 1614), the Bloody Lady of Csejte, born approximately 84 years after Vlad III Dracula died, was a Hungarian countess. ... Events April 5 - In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe. ... Events April 14 - Battle of Mookerheyde. ... Robert Dudley (7 August 1574 Sheen Palace, Surrey – 6 September 1649 Florence) was the son of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester and the author of DellArcano del Mare. ... // Events January 30 - King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland is beheaded. ... Events January 7 - Boris Godunov seizes the throne of Russia following the death of his brother-in-law, Tsar Feodor I April 13 - Edict of Nantes - Henry IV of France grants French Huguenots equal rights with Catholics. ... Georg Stiernhielm (August 7, 1598 - April 22, 1672) was a Swedish civil servant, linguist and poet. ... Events England, France, Munster and Cologne invade the United Provinces, therefore this name is know as ´het rampjaar´ (the disaster year) in the Netherlands. ... // Events January 24 - Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. ... This portrait of Nathanael Greene was painted by Charles Willson Peale in 1783. ... 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Note that this entry should not to be confused with Charles Louis de Saulces de Freycinet (1828-1923), French Prime Minister Louis Claude de Saulses de Freycinet, (August 7, 1779 - August 18, 1842) was a French navigator. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Carl Ritter (in German: Karl Ritter) (August 7, 1779, Quedlinburg – September 28, 1859, Berlin) was, along with his fellow German Alexander von Humboldt, one of the founders of modern geography (and of the Berlin Geographical Society). ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Alan Leo Alan Leo, born William Frederick Allan, (Westminster, 7 August 1860 - Bude, 30 August 1917), was a prominent British astrologer, author and theosophist, and is considered by many to be the father of modern astrology. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Large Sunflowers Emil Nolde (August 7, 1867 - April 15, 1956) was a German painter born as Emil Hansen in the village of Nolde, Germany, near the [present-day] German-Danish border. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Mata Hari, exotic dancer and convicted spy, made her name synonymous with femme fatale during WWI. For the Indonesian supermarket/department store chain, see Matahari. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Karl Emil Julius Ulrich Salchow (August 7, 1877-April 19, 1949) was a Swedish figure skater, who dominated the sport in the first decade of the 20th century. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Billie Burke. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ralph Bunche, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1951 Ralph Johnson Bunche (August 7, 1904 - December 9, 1971) was an American political scientist and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his mediation in Palestine in the late 1940s that led to an armistice agreement between the Jews and... The Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Dr. Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan (born August 7, 1925) is a Indian agriculturist and heads the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Stanley Victor Freberg (born August 7, 1926 in Los Angeles) is a voice actor, comedian, and advertising creative. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... James Randi James Randi (born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge, August 7, 1928 in Toronto, Canada), more often known as The Amazing Randi, is a stage magician, a skeptic, and an opponent of pseudoscience (including homeopathy). ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Don James Larsen (born August 7, 1929 in Michigan City, Indiana) was a pitcher for seven different Major League Baseball franchises, but is most remembered for his time with the New York Yankees. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... Abebe Bikila (August 7, 1932 - October 25, 1973) was a Ethiopian runner and two time Olympic marathon champion from Ethiopia. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Rahsaan Roland Kirk (August 7th, 1935 - December 5th, 1977) was a blind American jazz saxophonist, perhaps best known for his ability to play more than one saxophone at once. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jean-Luc Dehaene (born August 7, 1940) is a Flemish (Belgian) politician. ... This is a list of Prime Ministers of Belgium, known regionally as: Premier Ministre in French, Eerste Minister in Dutch, and Premierminister in German. ... This article is about the year. ... Garrison Keillor Garrison Keillor (born Gary Edward Keillor on August 7, 1942) is an American author, humorist, musician, and radio personality. ... Billy Joe Thomas (born August 7, 1942) is an Oklahoma-born country singer. ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Chet Powers, also known as Dino Valente, was an American singer / songwriter. ... // Biography Valentes Involvement Quicksilver Messenger Service was one of San Franciscos original psychedelic bands in the 1960s. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Alan Cedric Page (born August 7, 1945 in Canton, Ohio) is a former football player who starred as a defensive lineman in the NFL, primarily with the Minnesota Vikings, and then went on to have a distinguished legal career, serving as a current member of the Minnesota Supreme Court. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Walid Jumblatt Walid Jumblatt (born August 7, 1949), is the current leader of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon and the most prominent leader of the Druze community. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vladimir Georgievich Sorokin (, in Russian) (born August 7, 1955 in Bykovo, a small town near Moscow in Russia) is a contemporary postmodern Russian writer. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson (born August 7, 1958 in Worksop Nottinghamshire, England) is the lead singer in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band from east London. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Duchovny as Fox Mulder on The X-Files David William Duchovny (born August 7, 1960 in New York City) is an American television and film actor most famous for playing the character of FBI agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files TV series. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Jimbo Wales speaking at FOSDEM 2005 in Brussels, Belgium. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Daniel Peter Graves (born August 7, 1973, in Saigon, South Vietnam) is a relief pitcher currently playing for the New York Mets franchise in Major League Baseball. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Charlize Theron Charlize Theron at the Academy Awards ceremony 2005 Charlize Theron (born August 7, 1975 in Benoni, South Africa) is an Oscar winning South African actress. ... For the U.S. chaplain, see David Hicks David Hicks outside his family home in Adelaide David Matthew Hicks (born 7 August 1975), also known as Abu Muslim al-Austraili and Mohammed Dawood, is an Australian being held prisoner by the United States Government at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yana Klochkova (born August 7, 1982 in Simferopol, Ukraine) is a Ukrainian swimmer. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Crosby at the World Juniors, the youngest team member at age 16 Sidney Patrick Crosby (born August 7, 1987, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...

Deaths

Events August 2 - Majorian resigns as Western Roman Emperor; shortly afterwards Libius Severus is declared western Roman emperor by Ricimer November 19 - Hilarius succeeds Leo as Pope Saint Patrick returns to Ireland as a Christian missionary. ... Majorian on an as. ... Roman Emperor is the title historians use to refer to rulers of the Roman Empire, after the epoch conventionally named the Roman Republic. ... // Events End of the Jin Dynasty in China. ... Events End of the Song Dynasty and beginning of the Qi Dynasty in southern China. ... Emperor YÅ«ryaku (雄略天皇 YÅ«rayku Tennō) was the 21st imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. ... His Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan The Emperor of Japan (天皇 tennō) is a constitutionally-recognized symbol of the Japanese nation and the unity of its people. ... // Events August 5-7 - First outbreak of sweating sickness in England begins August 22 - Battle of Bosworth Field is fought between the armies of King Richard III of England and rival claimant to the throne of England Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond. ... Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany (c. ... Events January - Galileo observes Neptune, but mistakes it for a star and so is not credited with its discovery. ... Sir Thomas Fleming (April, 1544 - August 7, 1613), English judge, was horn at Newport, Isle of Wight, and was called to the bar at Lincolns Inn in 1574. ... Events April 11 - Battle of Ceresole - French forces under the Comte dEnghien defeat Imperial forces under the Marques Del Vasto near Turin. ... Events October 25 — Dirk Hartog makes the second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at an island off the Western Australian coast Pocahontas arrives in England War between Venice and Austria Collegium Musicum founded in Prague Nicolaus Copernicus De revolutionibus is placed on the Index of Forbidden Books... Vincenzo Scamozzi Vincenzo Scamozzi (September 2, 1548 - August 7, 1616) born in Vicenza, Italy, was an architect and a writer on architecture, active mainly in Vicenza and Venice area in the second half of the 16th century. ... Events Mary I of Scotland sent to France Births September 2 - Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (died 1616) September 29 - William V, Duke of Bavaria (died 1626) Francesco Andreini, Italian actor (died 1624) Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher, astronomer, and occultist (burned at the stake) 1600 (died 1600) Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general... Events February 10 - The Académie française in Paris is expanded to become a national academy for the artistic elite. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Events June - Capture of Zutphen by the Dutch under Maurice of Nassau. ... Events January 6 - The fifth monarchy men unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London. ... Jin Shengtan (金聖歎, pinyin: Jīn Shèngtàn) (1608-1661) was a Chinese editor, writer and critic, who has been called the champion of the bai hua (vernacular) Chinese literature. ... Events March 18 - Sissinios formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia May 14 - Protestant Union founded in Auhausen. ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739 - 1817 August 7), born in Paris, France, was the founder of a dynamic and innovative family of entrepreneurs. ... Events March 20 - Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne, including the Koh-i-Noor September 9 - Stono Rebellion erupts near Charleston September 18 - Treaty of Belgrade signed October 3 - Treaty of Nissa signed October 23 - Great Britain declares war... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Joseph Marie Jacquard. ... 1752 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jöns Jakob Berzelius (August 20, 1779 - August 7, 1848) was a Swedish chemist, who invented modern chemical notation and is considered one of the fathers of modern chemistry (along with John Dalton and Antoine Lavoisier). ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Mariano Arista (July 26, 1802 - August 7, 1855) was president of Mexico from 1851 to 1853, as well as a noted veteran of many of Mexicos nineteenth century wars. ... Seal of the Office of the President of Mexico The President of United Mexican States is the head of state of Mexico. ... --69. ... 1912 was a leap year starting on Monday. ... François-Alphonse Forel (February 2, 1841 - August 7, 1912) was a Swiss scientist who pioneered the study of lakes, and is thus considered the founder of limnology. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Bix Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was a notable jazz cornet player. ... 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore (Bangla: রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর, Robindronath Å¢hakur) (May 7, 1861 – August 7, 1941) (in the Bangla Calendar, 25 Baishakh, 1268 – 22 Srabon, 1348), also called Gurudev, was a Bengali poet, Brahmo philosopher and nationalist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913, becoming the first Asian to win... Sir Edward Appletons medal Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oliver Norvell Hardy (1892–1957) Oliver Norvell Hardy (January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American film actor. ... 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Bibby (20 November 1948_7 August 2004) was an English ornithologist. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was the lead news anchor for the ABC network from the 1980s to the 2000s. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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