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Wednesday August 7, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 322 BC
    Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon.
  • 461
    Roman Emperor Majorian is beheaded near the river Iria in north-west Italy following his arrest and deposition by the magister militum Ricimer .
  • 626
    The Avar and Slav armies leave the siege of Constantinople.
  • 1940
    World War II: Alsace Lorraine is annexed by the Third Reich.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    Race riots occur in Lansing, Michigan.
  • 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.
  • 1976
    Viking program: Viking 2 enters orbit around Mars.
  • 1999
    The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigade invades the neighbouring Russian Republic of Dagestan.

Who were born on August 7?

  • 1751
    Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (d. 1820)
  • 1862
    Victoria of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1931)
  • 1867
    Emil Nolde, German painter (d. 1956)
  • 1877
    Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (d. 1949)
  • 1904
    Ralph Bunche, American diplomat, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1971)
  • 1947
    Franciscus Henri, Dutch-born Australian entertainer
  • 1962
    Bruno Pelletier, Québécois singer
  • 1973
    Zane Lowe, New Zealander DJ/ Radio and Television presenter
  • 1975
    David Hicks, Australian alleged terrorist
  • 1990
    Helen Flanagan, English actress

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