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Wednesday August 7, 2019

August 7: Day of the Week

August 7, 2019 is the 219th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 146 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 936
    Coronation of King Otto I of Germany.
  • 1819
    Simón Bolívar triumphs over Spain in the Battle of Boyacá.
  • 1909
    Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip, taking 59 days to travel from New York City to San Francisco.
  • 1938
    The Holocaust: The building of Mauthausen concentration camp begins.
  • 1955
    Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, sells its first transistor radios in Japan.
  • 1960
    Côte d'Ivoire becomes independent.
  • 1976
    Viking program: Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars.
  • 1981
    The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
  • 1985
    Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan’s first astronauts.
  • 1999
    The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigade invades the neighbouring Russian Republic of Dagestan.

Who were born on August 7?

  • 1918
    Gordon Zahn, American sociologist and pacifist (d. 2007)
  • 1925
    M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist
  • 1927
    Edwin W. Edwards, American politician
  • 1929
    Don Larsen, American baseball player
  • 1957
    Caroline Aaron, American actress
  • 1958
    Russell Baze, Canadian-born American horse racing jockey
  • 1961
    Yelena Davydova, Soviet gymnast
  • 1975
    Edgar Rentería, Colombian baseball player
  • 1980
    Tácio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987
    Sidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player

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