Sunday, August 6, 2017

August 7

  • August 7, 936
    Otto the Great is crowned as King of Germany in Charlemagne's former capital of Aachen, known in French as Aix-la-Chapelle, after death his father Henry the Fowler
  • August 7, 1485
    Henry Tudor's army landed in Milford Haven, South-Wales
  • August 7, 1620
    Kepler's mother is arrested for witchcraft
  • August 7, 1620
    French king Louis XIII beats forces of his mother Marie de Medici at the Battle at Ponts-de-Cé, Poitou ending a civil war
  • August 7, 1714
    Battle of Gangut between Swedish Navy and Imperial Russian Navy during Great Northern War becomes the first victory of the Russian fleet in its history
  • August 7, 1760
    Fort Loudon, Tennessee, surrender to Cherokee Indians
  • August 7, 1782
    A statue of Peter the Great, made by French sculptor Etienne-Maurice Falconet, is unveiled in Saint Petersburg on the 100th anniversary of his accession to the throne
  • August 7, 1814
    Pope Pius VII reinstated the Jesuits
  • August 7, 1819
    South American liberator Simón Bolívar defeats Spanish forces under General Jose Barreiro in New Granada, Colombia at the Battle of Boyaca
  • August 7, 1839
    Shah Shujah Durrani, the leader of the Abdali group of Pashtuns people, is installed as Afghan "puppet king" by the British after successful invasion of Afghanistan
  • August 7, 1947
    Kon-Tiki expedition, journey across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands to demonstrate that people from pre-Columbian America could have made long sea voyages, led by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, is completed
  • August 7, 1955
    Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, the precursor to Sony, begins selling its first transistor radios in Japan
  • August 7, 1960
    Ivory Coast gains independence from France
  • August 7, 1964
    US Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which gives to President Lyndon B. Johnson authorization to use military force in Southeast Asia
  • August 7, 1995
    Operation Storm, launched by Croatian against Serbian forces in Krajina, ends with a United Nations-brokered ceasefire and start of surrendering of remaining Serbian forces
  • August 7, 1998
    The bombings of the United States embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, linked to terrorist Osama Bin Laden, kill 224 people and injure over 4,500
  • August 7, 1999
    The Russian Federation begins Second Chechen War in response to the invasion of hundreds of Chechen guerrillas in the Russian republic of Dagestan
  • August 7, 2008
    Georgia sends its army to regain control of South Ossetia which has had de facto independence since 1992, beginning Russia–Georgia war

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