August 7th is known as Professional Speakers Day and Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day.
Today marks day 220 of the year, and we have 146 days left in 2024.
Today we are going to share some historical events that happened on August 7th including, events related to crime, religion and world disasters. Keep reading to see what makes this day so important!
Did you know that on this day in 1606, the first known performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” was performed? The play was performed for King James I and took place in Hampton Court in Sussex, UK.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about August 7th in history!
What memorable events happened on August 7 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Hollywood’s first full Asian cast movie called “Crazy Rich Asians” was released.
Lynne Cox set a new record by swimming 2.7 miles (4.3 km) from Alaska to Siberia in a swimsuit.
She was the first to swim between the two superpowers; at the time, it was a big deal to swim between America and Russia, which was part of the Soviet Union. Research suggests that she survived the 41°F (5°C) water temperatures because she had 36% body fat when the normal average for women was between 18-25%.
NASA’s Explorer 6 satellite launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Seven days later, Explorer 6 captured the first-ever picture of Earth from a satellite. The satellite’s other tasks were to capture data on solar radiation, geomagnetism, and the movements of micrometeorites. On October 6, 1959, the last contact was made with Explorer 6 due to failing solar cells.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Harold Perrineau? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.
Professional Speakers Day
Professional speakers educate, inform and inspire people about almost all topics under the sun. Today on Professional Speakers Day, we celebrate these incredible humans, and what better way to do so than by signing up to go and hear one of them speak!
Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
If you’ve ever bought a pair of scissors that comes in a package that requires a pair of scissors to open, then this day is for you. Particularly Preposterous Packing Day was created to inspire us all to complain to companies about their straight-up awful packaging designs.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Both KitKat and Rolo are produced globally by Nestle, except in the US, where it’s made by their competitor, Hershey’s.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on this day shares the same zodiac sign, Leo.
Leo is associated with fire, along with Aries and Sagittarius. Did you know that Egyptians used to worship the constellation? They referred to as “Knem,” and it was visible during the flooding of the Nile River.
Anyone born in August has the Peridot birthstone. In 2018, the Kīlauea volcano on Hawaii’s biggest island saw increased activity, which led to a rare geological event, where Olivine (also known as peridot when at gem quality) was found on the ground around the volcano. In Hawaiian culture, peridots are thought to be the tears of the volcano goddess Pele.
If you were born on August 7, it’s likely that you were conceived on November 14 in the previous year.
A baby that is conceived on August 7th, 2024, will be born around April 30th, 2025.