On This Day

What Happened on August 7

Historical 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 US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia beginning Operation Desert Shield
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Aug 7 in Film & TV

  • 2015 US Presidential candidate Donald Trump says in a CNN interview that news anchor Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”

Aug 7 in Music

  • 2009 “Tik Tok” single released by Kesha (Billboard Song of the Year 2010)

Aug 7 in Sport

  • 1929 New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth ties MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games for the second time in 13-1 win v Philadelphia A's

Did You Know?

Possible first performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I

On August 7, 1606

Would You Believe?

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

On August 7, 1428

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