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August 7: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on August 7

August 7th is known as Professional Speakers Day and Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day.

Today marks day 219 of the year, and we have 146 days left of the year.

Everyone who was born on this day shares the same zodiac sign, Leo.

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 interesting facts about August 7th in history!

What Happened On August 7 In History?

2018

Hollywood’s first full Asian cast movie called “Crazy Rich Asians” was released.

OTD in 2018: Hollywood’s first full Asian cast movie called “Crazy Rich Asians” was released.
1990

The first American soldiers arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the Gulf War.

1987

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 swimming 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%.
Source BBC
1927

Pirate alcohol smuggler Horace Alderman killed three people, including a coast guardsman and secret service agent.

1914

The first British troops arrived in France during World War I.

1912

Theodore Roosevelt was nominated for US president by the Progressive Party.

1904

The Eden train wreck happened when a trail derailed from Denver, Colorado, to St Louis, Missouri.

The disaster resulted from flash flooding, where 88 people died, and 22 people went missing.
1888

American inventor Theophilus Van Kannel was granted the patent for the revolving door.

OTD in 1888: American inventor Theophilus Van Kannel was granted the patent for the revolving door.
1814

Pope Pius VII restored the Society of Jesus.

1782

George Washington created the Purple Heart medal that symbolizes military merit.

OTD in 1782: George Washington created the Purple Heart medal that symbolizes military merit.
1606

The first known performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” was performed.

The play was shown to King James I and his guest at Hampton Court in England.
1428

The Valais witch trials started in Switzerland, making it the first witch hunt of its kind and became much more widespread over the next few decades.

Did you know that on this day, August 7th 1606, the first known performance of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" was performed?