Historical Events in August 2007

  • Aug 1 The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.
  • Aug 4 NASA's Phoenix spaceship is launched.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 7 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 7 "Eclipse" 3rd book in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight Saga" is published by Little Brown - initial print run 1 million copies

  • Aug 8 An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.
  • Aug 12 Bulk carrier M/V New Flame collides with oil tanker Torm Gertrud at the southernmost tip of Gibraltar, ending up partially submerged.

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 12 89th PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Country Club

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • Aug 14 The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 400 people.
  • Aug 15 An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.
  • Aug 21 Hurricane Dean makes its first landfall in Costa Maya, Mexico with winds at 165 mph. Dean is the first storm since Hurricane Andrew to make landfall as a Category 5.
  • Aug 22 The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
  • Aug 22 The Storm botnet, a botnet created by the Storm Worm, sends out a record 57 million e-mails in one day
  • Aug 24 11th World Championships in Athletics open at Osaka, Japan
  • Aug 29 A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.
  • Aug 29 64th Venice Film Festival: "Lust, Caution" directed by Ang Lee wins Golden Lion