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 This day in History - August 7
352 Historic Events for August 7
1970

Joe Cocozzo, NFL guard (SD Chargers)

Birth
1970

Christine Perfect (McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac

Event
1970

1st computer chess tournament

Event
1970

Eric Namesnik, US, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-silver-1992, 96)

Birth
1970

WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1970

James McClain, US black activist, shot dead

Death
1970

4, including presiding judge, killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif (Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons)

Event
1970

William Christmas, US black activist, shot dead

Death
1970

... Haley, US judge, shot dead

Death
1970

Jonathan P Jackson, US black activist, shot dead

Death
1971

Chris T Jones, NFL tackle/wide receiver (Phila Eagles)

Birth
1971

Apollo 15 returns to Earth

Event
1971

Kevin Gaines, WLAF DB (London Monarchs)

Birth
1971

Dominic Cork, cricketer (England all-rounder Hat-trick v WI 1995)

Birth
1971

Sydney Penny, actress (Danni-New Gidget, Thorn Birds, All My Children)

Birth
1972

Tony Bouie, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)

Birth
1972

Oscar Gray, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks)

Birth
1972

Willy Tate, NFL/WLAF tight end (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)

Birth
1972

Hall of Fame inducts Berra, Sandy Koufax, Lefty Gomez and Early Wynn

Event
1972

Joi Lansing, actress (Bob Cummings Show), dies at 44 of cancer

Death
1973

Kimmo Rinatnen, hockey forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)

Birth
1973

Kevin Muscat, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)

Birth
1973

Bo Hanson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1973

Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies

Death
1974

Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between twin towers

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