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Notable Historical Events for August 7th

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

1985Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"

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

1961Soviet premier Khrushchev predicts USSR economy will surpass US

1956Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans

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

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

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

1620Johannes Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 7th

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

1560Elizabeth Báthory, Nyírbátor, Hungarian countess and serial killer

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 7th

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

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

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

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

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

1995Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson

1974Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J Geils Band

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

August 7th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 7th

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

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

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