On This Day in History for August 7 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 140 of 140

  • 1971 A Catholic man is shot dead by a British soldier in Belfast
  • 1972 Hall of Fame inducts Berra, Sandy Koufax, Lefty Gomez & Early Wynn
  • 1974 Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between twin towers
  • 1976 US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth
  • 1976 Scientists in Pasadena, California, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars
  • 1978 Eddie Mathews, Addie Joss, & Larry MacPhail inducted to Hall of Fame
  • 1978 Thousands of mourners file past body of Pope Paul VI
  • 1980 Hurricane Allen ravages Caribisch area, about 70 killed
  • 1981 The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication.
  • 1983 1st World Track & Field Championships
  • 1983 Bobby Murcer Day at Yankee Stadium
  • 1983 Some 675,000 AT&T employees strike
  • 1984 David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" premieres in NYC
  • 1984 Jim Deshales becomes 1,000th playing Yankee
  • 1985 Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be Japan's first astronauts.
  • 1985 A delegation of the South African Council of Churches meets with SA President P W Botha, following calls by the church for urgent discussions on the causes of unrest, forced removals and the emergency regulations in the country
  • 1987 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
  • 1987 Javed Miandad scores 260 v England at The Oval, 28 fours 1 six
  • 1987 Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39°F (4°C) Bering Sea
  • 1988 Writers guild ends its 6 months strike
  • 1988 Rioting in New York City's Tompkins Square Park.
  • 1988 Angola, Cuba and South Africa allegedly signed a cease fire treaty
  • 1989 U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
  • 1990 Operation Desert Shield begins - US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia

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1991 Court rules Manuel Noriega, may access some secret US documents

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • 1991 Manhattan Cable final day of amnesty to return illegal cable boxes
  • 1991 US sets 400m relay record at 37.67 seconds
  • 1993 Tropical storm Brett ravages Venezuela, 118 killed
  • 1994 1st telephone link between Israel & Jordan
  • 1994 Ernesto Samper sworn in as president of Colombia
  • 1997 STS 85 (Discovery 23) launches into orbit
  • 1997 Ung Huot appointed Cambodia's 1st premier

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2007 "Eclipse" 3rd book in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight Saga" is published by Little Brown - initial print run 1 million copies

  • 2008 Georgia launches a military offensive to surround and capture the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, from Russian control, starting the South Ossetia War.
  • 2009 "Tik Tok" single is released by Kesha
  • 2009 “Tik Tok” single released by Kesha (Billboard Song of the Year 2010)
  • 2012 21 people are killed by a gun attack in a church in Okene, Nigeria
  • 2012 Heavy rain forces 20,000 people to flee their homes in Manila, Phillipines
  • 2012 200,000 people are evacuated from Shanghai in anticipation of Typhoon Haikui
  • 2013 11 people are killed by a bombing in Karachi, Pakistan

Birthdays in History

Weddings in History

Deaths in History