August 7 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Raksha Bandhan
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Kadooment Day
Barbados Public Holiday
Heritage Day in Alberta
Canada Common Local Holidays
Civic/Provincial Day
Canada (Nt , On , Pe , Sk) Common Local Holidays
Terry Fox Day
Canada (Manitoba) Common Local Holidays
New Brunswick Day
Canada (New Brunswick) Common Local Holidays
British Columbia Day
Canada (British Columbia) Common Local Holidays
Natal Day
Canada (Nova Scotia) Common Local Holidays
Battle of Boyacá Day
Colombia National Holiday
Emancipation Day
Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Independence Day
- Public Holiday
Festival Monday
British virgin islands Public Holiday
New South Wales Bank Holiday
Australia (New South Wales) State Holiday
Northern Territory Picnic Day
Australia (Northern Territory) State Holiday
Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)
India Restricted Holiday
Youth Day
Kiribati Public Holiday
Summer Bank Holiday
United kingdom (Scotland) Common Local Holidays
Bank Holiday
Iceland National Holiday
Janai Purnima / Rakshya Bandhan
Nepal Public Holiday
J'ouvert Morning
Antigua and barbuda Public Holiday
Nikini Full Moon Poya Day
Sri lanka Public Holiday
Purple Heart Day
- Weird
National Children's Day
Tuvalu Public Holiday
August Bank Holiday
Ireland National Holiday
Lighthouse Day
- Weird
National Lighthouse Day
- Weird
National Raspberries N’ Cream Day
- Weird

Historical Events on August 7

  • 322 B.C.: The Battle of Crannon begins between Athens and Macedonia.
  • 461 A.D.: Roman Emperor Majorian is beheaded.
  • 936: King Otto I of Germany is coronated.
  • 1782:S President George Washington creates the Badge of Military Merit. It would later be renamed the Purple Heart.
  • 1789: The U.S Department of War is created.
  • 1791: During the Northwest Indian War, American troops destroy the town of Kenapacomaqua in Indiana.
  • 1794: United States President George Washington invokes the Militia Acts of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in Pennsylvania.
  • 1938: Construction on the Mauthausen concentration camp began in Austria.
  • 1940: Nazi Germany annexes Alsace-Lorraine.
  • 1942: The Battle of Guadalcanal begins.
  • 1964: The United States Congress passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that gave President Lyndon B. Johnson broad powers to engage in warfare against the North Vietnamese.
  • 1974: Philippe Petit walks on a high wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Center at a height of over 1300 feet in the air.
  • 1976: Viking 2 enters its orbit around the planet Mars.
  • 1978: United States President Jimmy Carter declares a federal emergency at Love Canal because of all of the toxic waste that was disposed of in the area.
  • 1979: Woodstock, Canada is struck by several tornadoes.
  • 1985: Three people are chosen for Japan’s space program: Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are Japan’s first astronauts.

Famous Birthdays on August 7

  • Cuban librarian Blas Giraldo Reyes Rodríguez is born in 1955.
  • Russian author and playwright Vladimir Sorokin is born in 1955.
  • American guitarist Sharon Isbin is born in 1956.
  • American actor, director, writer and producer David Duchovny is born in 1960.
  • English actor and singer Brian Conley is born in 1961.
  • American Actor Chico Benymon is born in 1974.
  • American actor Michael Shannon is born in 1974.
  • American actor, screenwriter and director Eric Johnson is born in 1979.

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