August 07: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On August 7, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The 219th day of the Gregorian calendar is August 7th. The Explorer 6 was launched in 1959 by the United States of America. Leaders from Central America met in 1987 for peace negotiations. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his candidacy for president in 2003.

The 7th of August falls under the sign of Leo. On this day, Charlize Theron and Mike Trout were born. National Lighthouse Day and National Purple Heart Day are both celebrated on August 7th.


Happy Birthday! (August 07, 317 AD)
Constantius II, Roman emperor. photo source:


(August 07, 1909)
Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends are the first women to accomplish a transcontinental auto excursion, travelling from New York, New York to San Francisco, California in 59 days.

(August 07, 1942)
During WWII, the Battle of Guadalcanal began when US Marines landed on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands and captured the Japanese airport, igniting a six-month battle. photo source:

(August 07, 1960)
Côte d'Ivoire Independence Day. photo source:

(August 07, 1976)
Viking 2 has begun its journey around the planet Mars. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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