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 This day in History - August 7
352 Historic Events for August 7
1900

Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike

Event
1903

Saburo Moroi, composer

Birth
1903

Louis Leakey, anthropologist (1964 Richard Hooper Medal)

Birth
1904

Train derailed on bridge in Eden Colo during a flash flood, kills 96

Event
1904

Ralph J Bunche, founder/diplomat (UN) (Nobel 1950)

Birth
1906

Gerhard Frommel, composer

Birth
1907

Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland

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1907

Ben Carter, NYC, actor (Dark Alibi, Dressed to Kill)

Birth
1909

US issues 1st Lincoln penny

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1911

R Nicholas Ray, Galesville WI, director (Rebel Without a Cause)

Birth
1912

Progressive (Bull Moose) Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for pres

Event
1913

David Popper, composer, dies at 70

Death
1914

Ted Moore, South Africa, cinematographer (James Bond)

Birth
1914

German army occupies city of Liege Belgium

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1914

Boleslaw Dembinski, composer, dies at 81

Death
1914

B B (Bransby) Cooper, cricketer (Test for Australia), dies

Death
1914

French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Altkitrch at Elzas

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1914

Lord Kitchner says "Your country needs you," poster spreads over UK

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1914

British Gloucester vs German Breslau/Goeben off Greece

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1914

French govt awards king Albert of Belgium the Great Cross

Event
1915

St Louis 3rd base coach Miller Huggins, calls for ball Bkln rookie obliges, Huggins steps aside, and Card runner scores

Event
1915

Assault up Russell's Top at Gallipolis, 232 Australians die

Event
1916

Charles E Manning, Australian judge/major, dies in battle at 36

Death
1918

Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter

Birth
1920

Jan Walravens, Flemish writer (Motionless at Sea)

Birth