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History Of Day In English

Historical Events -  August 7

1942: World War II – US troops landed at the Guadalcanal in the Pacific Ocean, and a fierce battle ensued in World War II. This incident marked the beginning of Japan’s withdrawal.

1947: Mumbai Municipal Corporation acquired BEST (Bombay Electricity Supply and Transport) Company.

1981: ‘The Washington Star’ closed after 128 consecutive years of publication.

1987: Lynn Cox became the first person to swim from the United States to the Soviet Union.

1990: First American soldiers arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the Gulf War. 

1991: The Prithvi missile was successfully tested for the third time at Sriharikota.

Famous Birthdays   – August 7

1871: Abanindranath Tagore, the principal artist and creator of the “Indian Society of Oriental Art”. 

1876: Mata Hari, a Dutch exotic dancer, and courtesan.

1925: M. S. Swaminathan, an Indian geneticist, and administrator.

1925: Keshto Mukherjee, an Indian film actor, and comedian. 

1948: Greg Chappell, a former Australian cricketer.

1955: Suresh Wadkar, an Indian playback singer.

1966: Jimmy Wales, co-founder of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia.


Death Anniversaries - August 7

1888: Navalram Pandya, a Gujarati critic, playwright, poet, essayist, editor, educationist and a social reformer.

1941: Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali poet, writer, composer, philosopher, and painter.

1974: Anjanibai Malpekar, a noted Indian classical singer.

2009: Gulshan Bawra, an Indian songwriter and actor.



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