On this day
A tragedy occurred in Iraq.
In 1933, the Iraqi Government slaughtered over 3,000 Assyrians in Sumail. The day became known as Assyrian Martyrs Day, and it’s still marked by those families impacted decades later.
Tokyo Telecommunications made huge technological strides.
Many of us already know Japan as an epicenter of technological innovation out East. However, on this day, a momentous occasion unfolded that would lead to even bigger strides in the decades to come. In 1955, Tokyo Telecommunications began selling its first transistor radios in Japan. The company was the precursor to Sony!
Operation Desert Shield began.
In 1990, the US deployed troops to Saudi Arabia. In doing so, they began Operation Desert Shield. The operation is better known as the start of the Gulf War campaign that led to Operation Desert Storm, and the liberation of Kuwait, which would take place in February 1991.
The Russo-Georgian War started.
In 2008, the first European war of the 21st century began as Georgia moved troops into the republics of South Ossetia and Tskhinva which Russia supported. It was the beginning of the Russo-Georgian War – a conflict which Russia's eventual invasion of Ukraine has since compounded.
Special Days Falling on August 7thAugust 7th is a day for celebration all around the world! Here are some of the most important celebrations that take place today.
Purple Heart Day
Celebrated largely in the US, Purple Heart Day is an important occasion falling on August 7th each year for people connected to the American Military. Specifically, the occasion celebrates the creation of the Purple Heart badge, devised to help decorate and honor service people fighting in the name of the states. It remains the oldest decoration in the military purely for merit, and today’s a great day to remember those who served for us, and who continue to serve.