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Notable Historical Events for August 7th

1620Johannes Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft

1907Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland

2007Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.

1912Progressive (Bull Moose) Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for pres

1782George Washington first creates Purple Heart medal (original name Badge of Military Merit) as commander of the Continental Army

1573Francis Drake's fleet returns to Plymouth after a year spent raiding for Spanish treasure

1930Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King loses the election to Richard Bedford Bennett of the Conservative Party

2010Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

1961Soviet premier Khrushchev predicts USSR economy will surpass US

1934US Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down government's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses"

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Notable Birthdays on August 7th

1876Mata Hari, [Margaretha G Zelle], dancer/courtesan/spy (WW I)

1903Louis Leakey, Kabete Kenya, anthropologist (1964 Richard Hooper Medal), (d. 1972)

1560Elizabeth Báthory, Nyírbátor, Hungarian countess and serial killer

1904Ralph Bunche, Detroit Michigan, founder/diplomat (UN) (Nobel 1950), (d. 1971)

August 7th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 7th

2010British pop star Robbie Williams (36) weds actress Ayda Field (31) in an intimate ceremony at Beverly Hills mansion

1869Inventor Ferdinand von Zeppelin (31) weds Isabella Freiin von Wolff from the house of Alt-Schwanenburg

1954Musician Johnny Cash (22) marries 1st wife Vivian Liberto (20)

1936Animator William Hanna (26) weds Violet Blanch Wogatzke (23)

1995Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson

1966Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

1974Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J Geils Band

1987"Magnum, P.I." actor Tom Selleck (42) weds actress and dancer Jillie Mack (29) in Incline Village, Nevada

August 7th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 7th

2005Peter Jennings, Canadian-born news anchor (b. 1938)

1941Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80

August 7th Deaths
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