August is the eighth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, August was the sixth month of the year. August was previously called Augustus Caesar in Latin as it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the eighth month when January and February were added to the calendar.
August was originally Augustus mensis, the sixth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honor Julius Caesar.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. August 07 has its own special significance in India and world history.
In modern times, August has 31 days. It is considered the busiest time for tourism because it falls in the main school summer holiday period.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on August 07. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 07 August:
- 1304: Italian poet and writer Francisco Petark is born. He gained a lot of fame from the lions of plain words.
- 1606: Shakespeare’s play Macbeth is staged for King James I for the first time.
- 1668: Eminent Newton received a master’s degree from Trinity College Cambridge.
- 1710: Godolphin Earl of Sydney resigns as first Finance Minister.
- 1789: Established the United States War Department.
- 1814: After their existence was approved in Russia, Pope Pius VII ordered the worldwide bullion solitado trade to establish the Society of Isis (Jesuits).
- 1888: Philadelphia Theophilus built a revolving van door.
- 1936: The Battle of Almendrelzo and the Battle of Siguenza begin.
- 1941: Rabindranath Tagore, a Nobel Prize-awarded poet and writer, died. He wrote the national anthem of India.
- 1941: Soviet Navy twin-engine bomber invades Berlin.
- 1943: The Second Battle of Smolensk begins on the Eastern Front.
- 1944: The first electronic calculator, 51 feet in length, 8 feet in height, and weighing five tons, was built.
- 1946: Britain approves for the first time a picture of a black on a coin.
- 1959: Explorer 6 broadcasts a picture of Earth taken from space for the first time.
- 1970: The first computer chase tournament was held.
- 1985: Geet Sethi became the third Indian to win the World Amateur Billiards Championship.
- 1991: Former Iranian Prime Minister Shapore Bakhtiar was assassinated.
- 1994: First telephone service between Israel and Jordan started.
- 1996: The possibility of the existence of one-celled organisms on Mars from the remains of a meteorite that fell on Earth 13 thousand years ago by American scientists.
- 2012: Three gunmen attacked and killed 19 people at a church in Oaken, Nigeria.