Wednesday August 7, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 7: Day of the Week

August 7, 2024 is the 220th day of the year 2024 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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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.

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)

1427
The Visconti of Milan’s fleet is destroyed by the Venetians on the Po River.
1679
The 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.
1879
The opening of the Poor Man’s Palace in Manchester.
1890
Anna Månsdotter becomes the last woman in Sweden to be executed, for the 1889 Yngsjö murder.
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.
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.
1998
The United States embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya kill approximately 212 people.
2007
Barry 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?

1282
Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan (d. 1316)
1862
Victoria of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1931)
1901
Ann Harding, American actress (d. 1981)
1904
Ralph Bunche, American diplomat, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1971)
1942
Tobin Bell, American actor
1966
Jimmy Wales, American internet entrepreneur
1967
Jason Grimsley, American baseball player
1971
Rachel York, American actress and singer
1980
Tácio, Brazilian footballer
1989
DeMar DeRozan, American basketball player

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