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 This day in History - August 7
352 Historic Events for August 7
1956

British govt sends 3 aircraft carriers to Egypt

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1956

Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans

Event
1957

Oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel and Hardy, dies at 65

Death
1957

Aleksandr Ditiatin, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)

Birth
1957

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1958

Alberto Salazar, marathoner (NYC Marathon Winner)

Birth
1958

Bruce Dickinson, heavy metal rocker (Iron Maiden-Run to Hills)

Birth
1958

Larisa Karlova, USSR, team handball player (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)

Birth
1959

Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75

Death
1959

Ali Shah, cricketer (Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992)

Birth
1959

Explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space

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1960

David Duchovny, NYC, actor (Fox Mulder-X Files)

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1960

Jacquie O'Sullivan, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)

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1960

Ivory Coast (C“te d'Ivoire) gains independence from France

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1960

Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches

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1960

Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60

Death
1960

Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

Event
1961

Soviet premier Khrushchev predicts USSR economy will surpass US

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1961

Walter Swimburn, Irish jockey (Derby 1981)

Birth
1961

Yelena Davydova, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)

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1961

Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2

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1962

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1962

Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49

Death
1963

Patrick Newman, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-10-88, 96)

Birth
1963

Patrick Kennedy, son of President Kennedy, lives only 3 days

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