August 7: Day of the Week
August 7, 2022 is the 219th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 146 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 461Roman Emperor Majorian is beheaded near the river Iria in north-west Italy following his arrest and deposition by the magister militum Ricimer .
- 1679The brigantine Le Griffon, commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the south-eastern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes of North America.
- 1714The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy.
- 1909Alice 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.
- 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.
- 1998The United States embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya kill approximately 212 people.
- 2007Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron’s record by hitting his 756th home run.
Who were born on August 7?
- 1879Johannes Kotze, South African cricketer (d. 1931)
- 1904Ralph Bunche, American diplomat, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1971)
- 1942Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician
- 1948Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author
- 1949Walid Jumblatt, Lebanese political leader
- 1963Harold Perrineau Jr., American actor
- 1975Charlize Theron, South African actress
- 1982Marco Melandri, Italian motorcycle racer
- 1987Mustapha Dumbuya, English footballer
- 1990Josh Franceschi, English singer-songwriter
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