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Notable Historical Events for August 7th

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

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

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

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

1961Soviet premier Khrushchev predicts USSR economy will surpass US

1985Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"

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

1620Johannes Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 7th

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

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

1560Elizabeth Báthory, Nyírbátor, Hungarian countess and serial killer

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

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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

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

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

1995Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson

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

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

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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