Famous Events on this Day in History, August 07:

322 BC - Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great.
626 - Battle at Constantinople: Slavic/Persians/Avarenvloot defeated
768 - Stephen III [IV] begins his reign as Catholic Pope
936 - Otto I the Great becomes King of Germany
1409 - Council of Pisa closes
1461 - the Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.
1479 - Battle of Guinegate: Emperor Maximilian I vs King Louis XI
1485 - Henry (VII) Tudors army lands in Milford Harbor, South-Wales
1498 - Columbus arrives in Caribbean
1573 - Francis Drakes fleet returns to Plymouth
1575 - Spanish troops conquer Oudewater, almost all inhabitants died
1588 - -8] English assault on Spanish Armada
1606 - The first documented performance of Macbeth performed at the Great Hall at Hampton Court.
1620 - Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft
1620 - Battle at Ponts-the-Ce, Poitou: French king Louis XIII beats his mother Marie de Medici
1710 - Earl van Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance
1714 - The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy.
1750 - Slave uprising on Curacao
1760 - Ft Loudon, Tennessee surrenders to Cherokee Indians
1782 - George Washington creates Order of Purple Heart
1789 - Congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service
1802 - Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti)
1814 - Pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits
1819 - Battle of Boyacá; Bolívar defeats Spanish in Colombia
1820 - 1st potatoes planted in Hawaii
1867 - Battle of Moorefield, WV
1879 - The opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester.
1882 - Hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded or die
1884 - Germany annexes Angra Pequena (Southwest-Africa)
1885 - 5 German warships anchor at Zanzibar
1888 - Theophilus Van Kannel of Phila patents revolving door
1893 - 53rd Congress (1893-95) convenes
1900 - Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike
1904 - Train derailed on bridge in Eden Colo during a flash flood, kills 96
1907 - Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland
1909 - US issues 1st Lincoln penny
1912 - Progressive (Bull Moose) Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for pres
1914 - British Gloucester vs German Breslau/Goeben off Greece
1914 - French govt awards king Albert of Belgium the Great Cross
1914 - French troops under Gen 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
1915 - Assault up Russell's Top at Gallipolis, 232 Australians die
1915 - St Louis 3rd base coach Miller Huggins, calls for ball Bkln rookie obliges, Huggins steps aside, & Card runner scores
1921 - Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world champ sprinter
1925 - League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied
1927 - Peace Bridge between US & Canada dedicated
1927 - US rum smuggler Horace Alderman kills 3
1929 - Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch govt
1929 - Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
1930 - 2 black guys lynched in Marion Indiana
1930 - Richard Bedford Bennet forms Canadian government
1933 - The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.
1934 - US Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down govt's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses"
1935 - 60% of voters agrees to nazism in Danzig (Gdansk)
1938 - 2 die in a NYC subway accident
1938 - Leo Durocher, hits 2,000th Dodger home run
1938 - Nazi's close theologic department of Innsbruck university
1940 - Churchill recognizes De Gaulle govt in exile
1940 - Largest amount paid for a stamp ($45,000 for 1 1856 British Guiana)
1940 - Alsace Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich (Germany) during World War II
1941 - 551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania
1942 - 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is
1942 - Resistance bombs Rotterdam railway
1942 - Transport 16 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 - Red Army recaptures Bogodukov
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 - US 3rd Army reaches suburbs of Brest Brittany
1944 - IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
1946 - 1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized
1947 - Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef
1947 - The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
1948 - 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns
1948 - Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)
1949 - "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 perfs
1950 - Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League
1951 - Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph
1951 - US viking rocket reaches 210 km height (record)
1953 - Eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet
1954 - "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances
1954 - Charles Mahoney becomes 1st US black to serve as a full UN delegate
1955 - Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel
1955 - KSTF TV channel 10 in Scottsbluff-Gering, NB (CBS/NBC) begins
1955 - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first transistor radios in Japan.
1956 - Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans
1956 - British govt sends 3 aircraft carriers to Egypt
1956 - Dynamite transport explodes in Colombia; about 1200 die
1957 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 - Explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space
1959 - The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the "sheaves of wheat" design and is still in use.
1960 - Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France
1960 - Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches
1960 - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1961 - Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2
1961 - Soviet premier Khrushchev predicts USSR economy will surpass US
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1963 - Jac Kennedy becomes 1st, 1st lady to give birth since Mrs Cleveland
1964 - 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
1964 - Turkey begins air attack on Greek-Cypriots
1964 - US Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution
1966 - Race riot in Lansing Michigan
1970 - 1st computer chess tournament
1970 - Christine Perfect (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, Calif (Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons)
1971 - Apollo 15 returns to Earth
1972 - Hall of Fame inducts Berra, Sandy Koufax, Lefty Gomez & Early Wynn
1974 - Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J Geils Band
1974 - Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between twin towers
1976 - Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
1976 - US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth
1976 - Scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars
1977 - "Shenandoah" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 1,050 performances
1978 - Eddie Mathews, Addie Joss, & Larry MacPhail inducted to Hall of Fame
1978 - Thousands of mourners file past body of Pope Paul VI
1980 - Hurricane Allen ravages Caribisch area, about 70 killed
1981 - The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
1983 - "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 199 performances
1983 - 1st World Track & 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
1984 - David Rabe's "Hurlyburly," premieres in NYC
1984 - Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball
1984 - Jim Deshales becomes 1,000th playing Yankee
1985 - Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"
1985 - Baseball players end a 2 day strike
1985 - Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.
1986 - "Honky Tonk Nights" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 4 performances
1986 - Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
1987 - 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
1987 - Javed Miandad scores 260 v England at The Oval, 28 fours 1 six
1987 - Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39°F (4°C) Bering Sea
1988 - Martha Nause wins Planters Pat Bradley International Golf Tournament
1988 - Writers guild end their 6 months strike
1988 - Rioting in New York City's Tompkins Square Park.
1989 - U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
1990 - Desert Shield begins - US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia
1990 - NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 12th HR in 1st 92 at bats & becomes 21st to hit a ball into 3rd deck of Seattle's Kingdome
1991 - Charles Austin breaks US high jump record at 7'10½"
1991 - Court rules Manuel Noriega, may access some secret US documents
1991 - Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league HR
1991 - Manhattan Cable final day of amnesty to return illegal cable boxes
1991 - US sets 400m relay record at 37.67 seconds
1992 - Cleveland Indians turn a triple play
1992 - Tampa Bay group purchases SF Giants
1993 - "Camelot" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 56 performances
1993 - Tropical storm Brett ravages Venezuela, 118 killed
1994 - "Hedda Gabler" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 33 performances
1994 - 1st telephone link between Israel & Jordan
1994 - Carolyn Hill wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
1994 - Ernesto Samper sworn in as president of Colombia
1997 - STS 85 (Discovery 23) launches into orbit
1997 - Ung Huot appointed Cambodia's 1st premier
2007 - Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.
2008 - Georgia launches a military offensive to surround and capture the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, from Russian control, starting the South Ossetia War.
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