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322 BCBattle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great.

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

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

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

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

1606Possible first performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I.

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

1938Leo Durocher, hits 2,000th Dodger home run

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 7th

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

1560Elizabeth Báthory, Nyírbátor, Hungarian countess and serial killer

1975Charlize Theron, Transvaal, South Africa, actress (The Cider House Rules, Monster)

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

August 7th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 7th

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

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

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

2008Singer Jewel Kilcher (34) weds rodeo cowboy Ty Murray (38) in the Bahamas

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

1974Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J Geils Band

1995Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson

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

August 7th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 7th

1106Henry IV, Roman German king/emperor (1056/84-1105), dies at 54

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

August 7th Deaths
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