August 7: Day of the Week
August 7, 2019 was the 219th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 146 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 322 BCBattle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon.
- 461Roman Emperor Majorian is beheaded near the river Iria in north-west Italy following his arrest and deposition by the magister militum Ricimer .
- 626The Avar and Slav armies leave the siege of Constantinople.
- 1940World War II: Alsace Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich.
- 1959Explorer program: Explorer 6 launches from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- 1959The Lincoln Memorial design on the U.S. penny goes into circulation. It replaces the “sheaves of wheat” design, and was minted until 2008.
- 1966Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
- 1967Vietnam War: the People’s Republic of China agrees to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid in the form of a grant.
- 1976Viking program: Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars.
- 1999The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigade invades the neighbouring Russian Republic of Dagestan.
Who were born on August 7?
- 1751Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (d. 1820)
- 1862Victoria of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1931)
- 1867Emil Nolde, German painter (d. 1956)
- 1877Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (d. 1949)
- 1904Ralph Bunche, American diplomat, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1971)
- 1947Franciscus Henri, Dutch-born Australian entertainer
- 1962Bruno Pelletier, Québécois singer
- 1973Zane Lowe, New Zealander DJ/ Radio and Television presenter
- 1975David Hicks, Australian alleged terrorist
- 1990Helen Flanagan, English actress
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