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🗓️ On This Day - August 7th

So we've reached the end of the first week of August. But don't be too sad! As August 7th has proven in the past, absolutely anything could happen today – and hopefully for you, lots of great things are set to unfold. Here are some of the most incredible things about August 7th, including a few famous birthdays that might just surprise you as a fellow Leo.

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Facts of Finland

The Russians faced the Swedes.

In 1714, the Battle of Gangut took place. It was the first very important victory for the Russian Navy amid the Great Northern War against Sweden, taking place in what's now known as Hanko, a city in modern-day Finland.

Facts about the Iraq War

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.

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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!

Facts about Saudi Arabia

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.

Georgia facts

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 7th

August 7th is a day for celebration all around the world! Here are some of the most important celebrations that take place today.
Facts Cote D'Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire Independence Day

Today, Côte d’Ivoire celebrates its independence from France since 1960. The day is celebrated across the country with all kinds of performances, cultural activities, and more! It is also a work and school-free day so that everyone can partake in the celebrations.

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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.

Facts about Colombia

Battle of Boyacá Day

In Colombia, the Battle of Boyacá was a conflict that saw Colombia triumph in its attempts to break free from the ownership of the Kingdom of Spain. As such, it remains a hugely personal occasion for Colombians all over the world to mark, long since the battle of 1819 unfolded.

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