August 7: Day of the Week
August 7, 2020 is the 220th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 146 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 1714The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy.
- 1791United States troops destroy the Miami town of Kenapacomaqua near the site of present-day Logansport, Indiana in the Northwest Indian War.
- 1879The opening of the Poor Man’s Palace in Manchester.
- 1947Thor 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.
- 1970California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during in an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
- 1978U.S. President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal due to toxic waste that had been negligently disposed of.
- 1981The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
- 1989U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
- 1999The Chechnya-based Islamic International Brigade invades the neighbouring Russian Republic of Dagestan.
- 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?
- 1925M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist
- 1926Stan Freberg, American voice comedian
- 1927Carl Switzer, American child actor (d. 1959)
- 1951Joachim Thiel, German footballer
- 1974Michael Shannon, American actor
- 1977Charlotte Ronson, British fashion designer
- 1978Mark McCammon, Barbadian football player
- 1978Shirley Yeung, Hong Kong actress
- 1983Andriy Hryvko, Ukrainian cyclist
- 1984Stratos Perperoglou, Greek basketball player
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