August 7 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Festival Tuesday
British virgin islands Public Holiday
Independence Day
- Public Holiday
Battle of Boyacá Day
Colombia National Holiday
Purple Heart Day
United states Observance
Culturama Day
Saint kitts and nevis Observance

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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Purim

Ramadan

Father’s Day

Juneteenth