What Happened on August 7

Significant Events

  • 1461 Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor
  • 1714 The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy during the Great Northern War against Sweden
  • 1933 The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.
  • 1955 Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first transistor radios in Japan
  • 1990 Operation Desert Shield begins - US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

George Washington creates the Purple Heart medal (original name Badge of Military Merit) as commander of the Continental Army

On August 7, 1782

Would You Believe?

Valais witch trial proceedings begin in Valais Canton, Switzerland, first organized witch trials

On August 7, 1428

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