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Notable Historical Events for August 7th

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

1802Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti)

1961Soviet premier Khrushchev predicts USSR economy will surpass US

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

1985Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 7th

1560Elizabeth Báthory, Nyírbátor, Hungarian countess and serial killer

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

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

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

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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

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

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

1995Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson

1974Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J Geils Band

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on August 7th

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

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

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