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  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 7, 1790

    George Washington

    Treaty of New York

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 7, 1790

    In the Southwest, negotiations failed between federal commissioners and raiding Indian tribes seeking retribution. Washington invited Creek Chief Alexander McGillivray and 24 leading chiefs to New York to negotiate a treaty and treated them like foreign dignitaries. Knox and McGillivray concluded the Treaty of New York on August 7, 1790 in Federal Hall, which provided the tribes with agricultural supplies and McGillivray with a rank of Brigadier General Army and a salary of $1,500.




  • Boyacá, Colombia
    Saturday Aug 7, 1819

    Simón Bolívar

    Battle of Boyacá

    Boyacá, Colombia
    Saturday Aug 7, 1819

    The campaign for the independence of New Granada, which included the crossing of the Andes mountain range, one of history's military feats, was consolidated with the victory at the Battle of Boyacá on 7 August 1819. The Battle of Boyacá (1819), was the decisive battle that ensured the success of Bolívar's campaign to liberate New Granada. The battle of Boyaca is considered the beginning of the independence of the North of South America, and is considered important because it led to the victories of the battle of Carabobo in Venezuela, Pichincha in Ecuador, and Junín and Ayacucho in Peru.




  • China
    Sunday Aug 7, 1927

    Chinese Civil War

    CPC meeting confirmed the objective of the party was to seize the political power by force

    China
    Sunday Aug 7, 1927

    A CPC (Communist Party of China) meeting on August 7 confirmed the objective of the party was to seize the political power by force, but the CPC was quickly suppressed the next day on August 8 by the Nationalist government in Wuhan led by Wang Jingwei.




  • Spain
    Friday Aug 7, 1936

    Spanish Civil War

    Blum government provided aircraft to the Republicans

    Spain
    Friday Aug 7, 1936

    However, the Blum government provided aircraft to the Republicans covertly with Potez 540 bomber aircraft (nicknamed the "Flying Coffin" by Spanish Republican pilots), Dewoitine aircraft, and Loire 46 fighter aircraft being sent from 7 August 1936 to December of that year to Republican forces.




  • Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands
    Friday Aug 7, 1942

    World War II

    Operation Watchtower

    Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands
    Friday Aug 7, 1942

    The Guadalcanal campaign also known as Operation Watchtower, was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal. It was the first major land offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan. The Guadalcanal campaign was a significant strategic Allied combined-arms victory in the Pacific theater.




  • Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Tuesday Aug 7, 1956

    Pelé

    Debut

    Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Tuesday Aug 7, 1956

    He made his senior team debut on 7 September 1956 at the age of 15 against Corinthians Santo Andre and had an impressive performance in a 7–1 victory, scoring the first goal in his prolific career during the match.




  • North Vietnam
    Friday Aug 7, 1964

    Vietnam War

    The Second "Attack"

    North Vietnam
    Friday Aug 7, 1964

    The second "attack" led to retaliatory air strikes, and prompted Congress to approve the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution on 7 August 1964.


  • Zhumadian, Henan Province, China
    Thursday Aug 7, 1975

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Typhoon Nina (1975)

    Zhumadian, Henan Province, China
    Thursday Aug 7, 1975

    Typhoon Nina, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Bebeng, was the fourth-deadliest tropical cyclone on record. At least 229,000 people died after the Banqiao Dam (in Zhumadian, Henan Province, China) collapsed and devastated areas downstream. The collapse of the dam due to heavy floods also caused a string of smaller dams to collapse, adding more damage caused by the typhoon.


  • A Coruña, Spain
    Thursday Aug 7, 1975

    Zara

    First store

    A Coruña, Spain
    Thursday Aug 7, 1975

    Zara was founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera as a family business in the northern part of Spain, downtown Galicia. Its first store featured low-priced, trendy, high-end clothing and fashion lookalike items. Amancio Ortega called Zara as such because his preferred name Zorba was already taken.


  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Friday Aug 7, 1987

    Nicaraguan Revolution

    The "Esquipulas II Accord"

    Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Friday Aug 7, 1987

    During 1986 and 1987, the "Esquipulas Process" was established, in which the Central American heads of state agreed on economic cooperation and a framework for peaceful conflict resolution. The "Esquipulas II Accord" emerged from this and was signed in Guatemala City by the five presidents on 7 August 1987.


  • Myanmar
    Sunday Aug 7, 1988

    Conflict in Myanmar

    Students began demonstrating in Rangoon (Yangon)

    Myanmar
    Sunday Aug 7, 1988

    On 8 August 1988, students began demonstrating in Rangoon (Yangon) against General Ne Win's rule and the disastrous Burmese Way to Socialism system.


  • Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Aug 7, 1990

    Gulf War

    Operation Desert Shield

    Saudi Arabia
    Tuesday Aug 7, 1990

    Out of fear the Iraqi Army could launch an invasion of Saudi Arabia, US President George H. W. Bush quickly announced that the US would launch a "wholly defensive" mission to prevent Iraq from invading Saudi Arabia, under the codename Operation Desert Shield. The operation began on 7 August 1990, when US troops were sent to Saudi Arabia, due also to the request of its monarch, King Fahd, who had earlier called for US military assistance.


  • The Persian Gulf
    Tuesday Aug 7, 1990

    Gulf War

    The US Navy dispatched two naval battle groups

    The Persian Gulf
    Tuesday Aug 7, 1990

    The US Navy dispatched two naval battle groups built around the aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and USS Independence to the Persian Gulf, where they were ready by 8 August.


  • Bogota, Colombia
    Friday Aug 7, 1998

    Colombian conflict

    Andrés Pastrana Arango was sworn in as The President of Colombia

    Bogota, Colombia
    Friday Aug 7, 1998

    On August 7, 1998, Andrés Pastrana Arango was sworn in as the President of Colombia. A member of the Conservative Party, Pastrana defeated Liberal Party candidate Horacio Serpa in a run-off election marked by high voter turn-out and little political unrest. The new president's program was based on a commitment to bring about a peaceful resolution of Colombia's longstanding civil conflict and to cooperate fully with the United States to combat the trafficking of illegal drugs.


  • Havana, Cuba
    Saturday Aug 7, 2010

    Fidel Castro

    Castro gives His First Speech To The National Assembly In Four years

    Havana, Cuba
    Saturday Aug 7, 2010

    On 7 August 2010, Castro gave his first speech to the National Assembly in four years, urging the U.S. not to take military actions against those nations and warning of a nuclear holocaust.


  • Bogota, Colombia
    Saturday Aug 7, 2010

    Colombian conflict

    President Juan Manuel Santos

    Bogota, Colombia
    Saturday Aug 7, 2010

    When Juan Manuel Santos was elected president in August 2010, he promised to "continue the armed offensive" against rebel movements. In the month after his inauguration, FARC and ELN killed roughly 50 soldiers and policemen in attacks all over Colombia.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 7, 2014

    Uber

    Uber announces UberPool

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Thursday Aug 7, 2014

    Uber announces UberPool, which lets riders share rides based on proximity.


  • Turkey
    Sunday Aug 7, 2016

    Zara

    Child labor

    Turkey
    Sunday Aug 7, 2016

    In 2016, BBC News stated they found evidence of child labor and exploitation in factories in Turkey. Zara replied that there were some issues in June 2016 in one single factory and - instead of solving these 'issues' immediately, they have given a period of six months to solve them.


  • Singapore
    Monday Aug 7, 2017

    Halimah Yacob

    Stepping down as Speaker of Parliament and MP of Marsiling-Yew Tee

    Singapore
    Monday Aug 7, 2017

    On 6 August 2017, Halimah announced that she would be stepping down as Speaker of Parliament and MP of Marsiling-Yew Tee the next day to run for the presidency in the 2017 presidential election.


  • West Hollywood, California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 7, 2017

    Netflix

    Netflix acquired Millarworld

    West Hollywood, California, U.S.
    Monday Aug 7, 2017

    On August 7, 2017, Netflix acquired Millarworld, the creator-owned publishing company of comic book writer Mark Millar. It is the first ever company acquisition in Netflix's history. Netflix plans to leverage Millar and his current and future work for future original content.


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