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Friday August 7, 2020

August 7: Day of the Week

August 7, 2020 was the 220th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 146 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac 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.

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August 7: This Day in History

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

August 7 Historical Event(s)

  • 1420
    Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore begins in Florence.
  • 1791
    United States troops destroy the Miami town of Kenapacomaqua near the site of present-day Logansport, Indiana in the Northwest Indian War.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1947
    Thor Heyerdahl’s balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7000 km journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during in an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
  • 1978
    U.S. President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal due to toxic waste that had been negligently disposed of.
  • 1989
    U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.

Who were born on August 7?

  • 1282
    Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)
  • 1598
    Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish poet (d. 1672)
  • 1860
    Alan Leo, British astrologer (d. 1917)
  • 1913
    George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1926
    Stan Freberg, American voice comedian
  • 1937
    Don Wilson, England cricketer
  • 1943
    Alain Corneau, French film director {d. 2010}
  • 1955
    Vladimir Sorokin, Russian writer
  • 1978
    Cirroc Lofton, American actor
  • 1987
    Rouven Sattelmaier, German footballer

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