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 This day in History - August 7
352 Historic Events for August 7
1946

1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized

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1947

Ann Beattie, writer

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1947

Mosibudi Mangena, South African black leader (On Your Own)

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1947

Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef

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1948

1st Dutch government of Beel resigns

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1948

Greg Chappell, cricketer (bro of Ian Elegant Aussie batsman 1970-84)

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1948

Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)

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1949

Carlo Novi, rocker

Birth
1949

"All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 perfs

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1950

Rodney Crowell, Houston TX, country singer (She's Crazy for Leavin')

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1950

Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, and Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League

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1950

David James Wottle, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)

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1951

Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph

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1951

Gary Hall, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze/2 silver-1968, 72)

Birth
1951

US viking rocket reaches 210 km height (record)

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1952

Andy Fraser, rock bassist (Free London)

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1952

Richard Joswick, rocker (Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods)

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1953

Eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet

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1954

"Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances

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1954

Charles Mahoney becomes 1st US black to serve as a full UN delegate

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1954

Caroline Aaron, Richmond VA, actress (Crimes and Misdemeanors)

Birth
1955

Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel

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1955

KSTF TV channel 10 in Scottsbluff-Gering, NB (CBS/NBC) begins

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1956

Kent V Rominger, Del Norte Colo, US Navy /astronaut (STS 73, 80, 85)

Birth
1956

Dynamite transport explodes in Colombia; about 1200 die

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