About August 7

August 7, 2022 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.

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Leo is the sun 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.

August 7: More About This Day

The Northern Hemisphere is considered to be halfway through its summer and the Southern Hemisphere half way through its winter on this day.

What Happened On August 7

  • 461
    Roman Emperor Majorian is beheaded near the river Iria in north-west Italy following his arrest and deposition by the magister militum Ricimer .
  • 1427
    The Visconti of Milan’s fleet is destroyed by the Venetians on the Po River.
  • 1461
    The Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.
  • 1794
    U.S. President George Washington invokes the Militia Law of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.
  • 1879
    The opening of the Poor Man’s Palace in Manchester.
  • 1890
    Anna Månsdotter becomes the last woman in Sweden to be executed, for the 1889 Yngsjö murder.
  • 1930
    The last confirmed lynching of blacks in the Northern United States occurs in Marion, Indiana. Two men, Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, are killed.
  • 1933
    The Simele massacre: The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.
  • 1938
    The Holocaust: The building of Mauthausen concentration camp begins.
  • 1942
    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.
  • 1944
    IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).
  • 1959
    Explorer program: Explorer 6 launches from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • 1959
    The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the “sheaves of wheat” design, and was minted until 2008.
  • 1960
    Côte d'Ivoire becomes independent.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: the U.S. Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution giving US President Lyndon B. Johnson broad war powers to deal with North Vietnamese attacks on American forces.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: the People’s Republic of China agrees to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid in the form of a grant.
  • 1978
    U.S. President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal due to toxic waste that had been negligently disposed of.
  • 1979
    Several tornadoes struck the city of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada and the surrounding communities.
  • 1989
    U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
  • 1999
    The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigade invades the neighbouring Russian Republic of Dagestan.

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