Sunday, July 14, 2024 (Week 29)

August 7 in History

What happened on August 7 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on august 7 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on august 7 in history.

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2007
Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks Hank Aaron’s record with his 756th home run. Bonds’ accomplishments were clouded by allegations of illegal steroid use and lying to a grand jury.
1990
Operation Desert Shield begins as US troops deploy to Saudi Arabia to discourage Iraq’s Saddam Hussein from invading that country as he had Kuwait.
1987
Presidents of five Central American nations sign a peace accord in Guatemala.
1984
Japan defeats the United States to win the Olympic Gold in baseball.
1981
The Washington (D.C.) Star ceases publication after 128 years.
1976
The US Viking 2 spacecraft goes into orbit around Mars.
1973
A U.S. plane accidentally bombs a Cambodian village, killing 400 civilians.
1971
Apollo 15 returns to Earth. The mission to the moon had marked the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle.
1966
The United States loses seven planes over North Vietnam, the most in the war up to this point.
1964
Congress overwhelmingly passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, allowing the president to use unlimited military force to prevent attacks on U.S. forces.
1944
German forces launch a major counter attack against U.S. forces near Mortain, France.
1942
The U.S. 1st Marine Division under General A. A. Vandegrift lands on the islands of Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon islands. This is the first American amphibious landing of the war.
1936
The United States declares non-intervention in the Spanish Civil War.
1934
In Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals rules that the government can neither confiscate nor ban James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.
1922
The Irish Republican Army cuts the cable link between the United States and Europe at Waterville landing station.
1916
Persia forms an alliance with Britain and Russia.
1906
In North Carolina, a mob defies a court order and lynches three African Americans which becomes known as “The Lyerly Murders.”
1888
Theophilus Van Kannel of Philadelphia receives a patent for the revolving door.
1864
Union troops capture part of Confederate General Jubal Early‘s army at Moorefield, West Virginia.
1782
General George Washington authorizes the award of the Purple Heart for soldiers wounded in combat.