On This Day..... August 7

 

AUGUST 7TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PURPLE HEART DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL RASPBERRIES N CREAM DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • ELIZABETH BATHORY (1560-1614) (SEE BELOW)
  • MATA HARI (MARGARETHA GEERTRUIDA ZELLE) (1876-1917)
 
  • BILLIE BURKE (1884-1970)
  • GARRISON KEILLIOR (1942, 76)
 
  • TOBIN BELL (1942, 76)
  • ROBERT MUELLER (1944, 74)
 
  • WAYNE KNIGHT (1955, 63)
  • DAVID DUCHOVNY (1960, 58)
 
  • HAROLD PERRINEAU (1963, 55)
  • CHARLIZE THERON (1975, 43)
 
  • SIDNEY CROSBY (1987, 31)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1560, ELIZABETH BATHORY WAS BORN INTO HUNGARIAN ROYALTY. ALTOUGH A COUNTESS, SHE WAS ALSO A SERIAL KILLER WHO ALLEGEDLY TORTURED AND KILLED HUNDREDS OF LITTLE GIRLS OVER 25 YEARS WITH FOUR COLLABORATORS. SIX YEARS AFTER HER DEATH IN 1620, HER CRIMES WERE UNCOVERED AND SHE IS STILL CONSIDERED THE MOST PROLIFIC FEMALE SERIAL KILLER IN HISTORY
  • IN 1606, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE STAGES THE FIRST PERFORMANCE OF “MACBETH” AT THE GREAT HALL IN HAMPTON COURT PALACE FOR KING JAMES I
 
  • IN 1620, ASTRONOMER JOHANNES KEPLER’S MOTHER IS ARRESTED FOR WITCHCRAFT
  • IN 1782, GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY, CREATES THE PURPLE HEART AS A BADGE OF MILITARY MERIT
  • IN 1789, CONGRESS CREATES THE DEPARTMENT OF WAR AND LIGHTHOUSE SERVICES (LATER THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND THE NAVY)
  • IN 1882, A FEUD BETWEEN THE HATFIELDS OF WEST VIRGINIA AND MCCOYS OF KENTUCKY BEGINS KILLING OR WOUNDING OVER 100 PEOPLE
 
  • IN 1888, THEOPHILUS VAN KANNEL PATENTS THE REVOLVING DOOR
  • IN 1909, THE U.S. BEGINS ISSUING THE LINCOLN PENNY
  • IN 1912, THE BULL MOOSE PARTY NOMINATES FORMER PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOR PRESIDENT
 
  • IN 1927, THE PEACE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CANADA OPENS
  • IN 1934, THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS A RULING THAT THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT BAN JAMES JOYCE’S BOOK “ULYSSES”
  • IN 1939, HOWARD HUGHES RECEIVES THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL
  • IN 1942, THE U.S. BEGINS ITS OFFENSIVE ON THE PACIFIC FRONT OF WORLD WAR II WHEN IT ENTERS GUADALCANAL ON SOLOMON ISLAND
 
  • IN 1946, THE US ISSUES THE COMMEMORATIVE BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HALF DOLLAR
  • IN 1955, THE TOKYO TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING COMPANY, LATER RENAMED SONY, BEGINS SELLING TRANSISTOR RADIOS IN JAPAN
  • IN 1956, TED WILLIAMS IS FINED $5,000 FOR SPITTING AT BOSTON FANS FOR THE THIRD TIME IN AS MANY WEEKS
 
  • IN 1956, 1,200 PEOPLE DIE WHEN A TRUCK TRANSPORTING DYNAMITE EXPLODES IN COLOMBIA
  • IN 1957, CONGRESS PASSES THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957
  • IN 1957, OLIVER HARDY DIES AT 65
 
  • IN 1963, FIRST LADY JACQUELINE KENNEDY GIVES BIRTH TO SON PATRICK WHO LIVES ONLY THREE DAYS
  • IN 1964, CONGRESS PASSES THE GULF OF TONKIN RESOLUTION
  • IN 1965, HERMAN’S HERMITS HIT #1 WITH “I’M HENRY VIII I AM”
 
  • IN 1966, 60 YEAR OLD LATIN MUSIC LEGEND XAVIER CUGAT MARRIES 20 YEAR OLD CHARO AT CAESAR’S PALACE
  • IN 1970, CHRISTINE PERFECT (LATER CHRISTINE MCVIE) JOINS FLEETWOOD MAC
  • IN 1971, THE BEE GEES HIT #1 WITH “HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART”
 
  • IN 1974, FAYE DUNAWAY MARRIES PETER WOLF OF THE J. GEILS BAND
  • IN 1976, ELTON JOHN AND KIKI DEE HIT #1 WITH “DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART”
  • IN 1978, THE FAMED “LOVE CANAL” NEAR NIAGARA FALLS IS DEEMED A NATIONAL DISASTER DUE TO TOXIC WASTE
 
  • IN 1982, FLEETWOOD MAC HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WITH “MIRAGE”
  • IN 1983, 675,000 EMPLOYEES GO ON STRIKE AT AT&T
  • IN 1985, BARBRA STREISAND RECORDS “THE BROADWAY ALBUM”
 
  • IN 1987, TOM SELLECK MARRIES JILLIE MACK
  • IN 1988, RIOTS BREAK OUT IN NEW YORK’S TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK
  • IN 1990, THE U.S. DEPLOYS TROOPS TO SAUDI ARABIA TO BEGIN OPERATION DESERT SHIELD
  • IN 1992, THE ORLANDO MAGIC SIGNS #1 DRAFT PICK SHAQUILLE ON’NEAL
 
  • IN 1992, THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II HITS AN UNCHARTED ROCK OFF THE COAST OF CAPE COD AND IS FORCED TO EVACUATE 1,815 PEOPLE
  • IN 1998, AL QAEDA COORDINATES BOMBING OF THE U.S. EMBASSIES IN KENYA AND TANZANIA, KILLING 224 PEOPLE AND INJURING 4,600
  • IN 2005, ABC EVENING NEWS ANCHOR PETER JENNINGS DIES OF LUNG CANCER AT 67
  • IN 2005, MARIAH CAREY HITS #1 WITH “WE BELONG TOGETHER”
 
  • IN 2007, BARRY BONDS HITS HIS 756TH HOME RUN TO BREAK HARK AARON’S RECORD
  • IN 2007, STEPHANIE MEYER RELEASES THE THIRD TWILIGHT BOOK “ECLIPSE”
 
  • IN 2008, JEWEL MARRIES ROMEO CHAMPION TY MURRAY
  • IN 2009, KE$HA RELEASES “TIK TOK”
 
  • IN 2014, ED SHEERAN HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “X”
  • IN 2015, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP ACCUSES MEGYN KELLY OF HAVING “BLOOD COMING OUT OF HER EYES, BLOOD COMING OUT OF HER WHATEVER”
 

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