August 7: Day of the Week
August 7, 2023 is the 219th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 146 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
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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.
- 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.
- 1782George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.
- 1789The United States War Department is established.
- 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.
- 1927The Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
- 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.
- 1959Explorer program: Explorer 6 launches from the Atlantic Missile Range in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- 1978U.S. President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal due to toxic waste that had been negligently disposed of.
- 1998The United States embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya kill approximately 212 people.
Who were born on August 7?
- 1751Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (d. 1820)
- 1940Jean-Luc Dehaene, Belgian politician
- 1942Garrison Keillor, American writer and radio host
- 1942Tobin Bell, American actor
- 1951Joachim Thiel, German footballer
- 1955Wayne Knight, American actor
- 1968Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot) (d. 1998)
- 1975Vanessa Stacey, New Zealand actress
- 1978Alexandre Aja, French director
- 1982Vasileios Spanoulis, Greek basketball player
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