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 This day in History - August 7
352 Historic Events for August 7
1930

Velio Tormis, composer

Birth
1930

2 black guys lynched in Marion Indiana

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1930

Richard Bedford Bennet forms Canadian government

Event
1931

Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, jazz cornetist (In Mist), dies at 29

Death
1932

Ann Harding, US, actress (East is West, Janie)

Birth
1932

Maria M L "Marijke" Bakker, Dutch actress (Mammaloe-Pipo the Clown)

Birth
1933

Jerry [Eugene] Pournelle, US, sci-fi author (Mercenary, Red Dragon)

Birth
1934

US Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down govt's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses"

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1935

60% of voters agrees to nazism in Danzig (Gdansk)

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1936

Charles Pope, US soul singer (Tams-Hey Girl Don't Bother Me)

Birth
1936

Richard L[ouis] Tierney, US, sci-fi author (Winds of Zarr)

Birth
1936

Rahsaan Kirk, Roland rocker

Birth
1937

Don Wilson, cricketer (England slow left-armer between 1963-71)

Birth
1938

Leo Durocher, hits 2,000th Dodger home run

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1938

2 die in a NYC subway accident

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1938

Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russian director (S Method), dies at 75

Death
1938

Nazi's close theologic department of Innsbruck university

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1938

Helen Caldicott, Melbourne Australia, physician/anti-war activist

Birth
1938

Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, rugby international/journalist

Birth
1939

Verna Bloom, Lynn MA, actress (After Hours, Badge 373)

Birth
1940

Marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place)

Birth
1940

Tom Barlow, (Rep-D-Kentucky)

Birth
1940

Churchill recognizes De Gaulle govt in exile

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1940

Largest amount paid for a stamp ($45,000 for 1› 1856 British Guiana)

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1941

Thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86)

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